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J Agric Food Chem 2013 Mar 13;61(10):2364-70

Analysis of Stilbene Residues in Aquacultured Finfish Using LC-MS/MS.

Lohne JJ, Andersen WC, Casey CR, Turnipseed SB, Madson MR


This analytical method was developed for the determination of three stilbene residues, diethylstilbestrol (DES), dienestrol (DEN), and hexestrol (HEX), in edible tissues of finfish including catfish, salmon, trout, and tilapia. Fortified fish samples were extracted with acetonitrile and further cleaned up using silica solid phase extraction columns. Stilbene residues were separated from matrix components by reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatography on a C8 column and analyzed using a tandem mass spectrometer with negative electrospray ionization. The overall average residue recoveries using post-fortified matrix-matched calibrants were 119, 99, and 104% with %RSDs of 18, 11, and 15% for DEN, DES, and HEX, respectively. Method detection limits of DEN, DES, and HEX in each matrix were found to be at or below 0.21 ng/g, and the limit of quantification averaged 0.3 ng/g and ranged from 0.18 to 0.65 ng/g for all analytes in all matrices.

Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #23379635 DOI: 10.1021/jf3045878
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Regulatory Affairs
Entry Created: 2013-04-22 Entry Last Modified: 2014-07-01