Project

Molecularly imprinted polymers as a clean-up technique for T-2 toxin, HT-2 toxin and patulin in complex food matrices

Duration
01 January 2009 → 30 April 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
Keywords
T-2 toxin patulin HT-2 toxin solid-phase extraction molecularly imprinted polymer
 
Project description

The general procedures to trace food contaminants consists of 3 steps: extraction, clean-up and a detection/quantification step. Regarding the first steps immunoaffinity columns exhibit excellent selectivity, but this technique has many disadvantages (expensive, not reusable, …). The purpose of this project is to develop molecularly imprinted polymers applicable for T-2, HT-2 and patulin as an alternative for immunoaffinity columns.