DON calibrant: Towards the production of certified B-trichothecene calibrants

A. Parich*, H. Pettersson, R. D. Josephs, H. P. Van Egmond, R. Schothorst, P. Brereton, D. Chan, R. Krska

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Within an EC-funded project calibrants with certified concentrations of Deoxynivalenol (DON), 3-Acetyl-Deoxynivalenol (3-Ac-DON), 15-Acetyl- Deoxynivalenol (15-Ac-DON) and Nivalenol (NTV) in acetonitrile have been produced. So far the project has led to improved isolation and purification of the solid toxins from Fusarium cultures. In addition, conditions for the production, ampouling and transport of the toxin solutions have been optimised. Further investigations should lead to knowledge about storage conditions and internationally accepted molar absorption coefficients for DON, 3-Ac-DON, 15-Ac-DON and NIV in acetonitrile. The intercomparison study which is currently carried out will also help to support knowledge and experience exchange between laboratories in the field of Fusarium mycotoxin analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalMycotoxin Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • B-trichothecenes
  • Certified calibrants
  • Deoxynivalenol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Toxicology
  • Biotechnology

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