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Rapid determination of histamine in fish by thin-layer chromatography-image analysis method using diazotized visualization reagent prepared with p-nitroaniline

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Abstract

A novel analytical method for rapid determination of histamine in fish involves methanol extraction, manual spotting, thin-layer chromatography (TLC) for less than 15 min, visualization by diazotized p-nitroaniline reagent, and quantitation by image analysis using the ImageJ software. Following this procedure, histamine can be successfully detected and completely separated from other biogenic amines and diazonium reagent's positive compounds. Moreover, this method does not require any expensive reagent and instrument as well as any tedious sample pre-treatment. The characterization of this method revealed good specificity, linearity in the range of 100–1200 ng per spot (adjusted R-square = 0.9987), precision (relative standard deviation, 1.07–2.76%), accuracy (with a trueness of 1.76–6.22%), recovery rate (93.78–98.24%), limit of detection (23.49 ng per spot), and limit of quantitation (78.29 ng per spot). The proposed method is simpler, faster and less expensive than HPLC and the previously reported TLC/HPTLC. Therefore, this method has the potential to be adapted by aquatic enterprises and aquatic market supervision commissions for monitoring the quality of seafood products during processing, storage, and sales.

Graphical abstract: Rapid determination of histamine in fish by thin-layer chromatography-image analysis method using diazotized visualization reagent prepared with p-nitroaniline

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The article was received on 12 Feb 2018, accepted on 01 Jun 2018 and first published on 13 Jun 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8AY00336J
Citation: Anal. Methods, 2018,10, 3386-3392
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    Rapid determination of histamine in fish by thin-layer chromatography-image analysis method using diazotized visualization reagent prepared with p-nitroaniline

    H. Yu, D. Zhuang, X. Hu, S. Zhang, Z. He, M. Zeng, X. Fang, J. Chen and X. Chen, Anal. Methods, 2018, 10, 3386
    DOI: 10.1039/C8AY00336J

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