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Title: Mycotoxin analysis using imprinted materials technology: Recent developments

item Appell, Michael
item MUELLER, ANJA - Central Michigan University

Submitted to: Journal of AOAC International
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/12/2016
Publication Date: 7/1/2016
Citation: Appell, M., Mueller, A. 2016. Mycotoxin analysis using imprinted materials technology: Recent developments. Journal of AOAC International. 99(4):861-864.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Molecular imprinting technology is an attractive, cost effective, and robust alternative to address the limitations of highly selective natural receptors, such as antibodies and aptamers. The field of molecular imprinting has seen a recent surge in growth with several commercially available products that are of great interest for sample clean-up to improve mycotoxin analysis. Current research trends are in specific applications of imprinting technology for small molecule sensing and chromatographic clean-up procedures in new commodities. The choice of components and imprinting template are critical factors for mycotoxin recovery or detection optimization. Template mimics offer a means to reduce toxic exposure during polymer synthesis and address issues of leaching template from the imprinted polymer. Recent reports of molecularly imprinted polymers for aflatoxins, ochratoxins, fumonisins, fusaric acid, citrinin, patulin, zearalenone, deoxynivalenol, and T-2 toxin are reviewed.