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dc.contributor.authorPiletska, EV-
dc.contributor.authorPink, D-
dc.contributor.authorKarim, K-
dc.contributor.authorPiletsky, SA-
dc.identifier.citationAnalyst, 2017, 142 (24), pp. 4678-4683en
dc.description.abstractPatulin is a toxic compound which is found predominantly in apples affected by mould rot. Since apples and apple-containing products are a popular food for the elderly, children and babies, the monitoring of the toxin is crucial. This paper describes a development of a computationally-designed polymeric adsorbent for the solid-phase extraction of patulin, which provides an effective clean-up of the food samples and allows the detection and accurate quantification of patulin levels present in apple juice using conventional chromatography methods. The developed bespoke polymer demonstrates a quantitative binding towards the patulin present in undiluted apple juice. The polymer is inexpensive and easy to mass-produce. The contributing factors to the function of the adsorbent is a combination of acidic and basic functional monomers producing a zwitterionic complex in the solution that formed stronger binding complexes with the patulin molecule. The protocols described in this paper provide a blueprint for the development of polymeric adsorbents for other toxins or different food matrices.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistryen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2017, Royal Society of Chemistry. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
dc.subjectFood Contaminationen
dc.subjectFruit and Vegetable Juicesen
dc.subjectSolid Phase Extractionen
dc.titleDevelopment of a computationally-designed polymeric adsorbent specific for mycotoxin patulin.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.subtypeJournal Article-
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERINGen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Chemistryen
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