A simple and rapid LC-MS/MS method for determination of dexamethasone in bovine milk
Correspondence: Mehmet Nihat Ural, firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 25 September 2019
Received in revised form: 02 January 2020
Accepted: 27 January 2020
Available Online First: 14 February 2020
Published on: 15 March 2020
This study provides insight into the development and validation of the simple, rapid and sensitive method of Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry for determining the residues of dexamethasone in bovine milk. The maximum residue limit for dexamethasone in bovine milk is 0.3 ng/ml-1. Chromatographic separation was achieved on an Agilent Proshell 120 SB:C18 (2.7μm 100x3.0 mm) column. The bovine milk was extracted with ethyl acetate, and the evaporated elution was dissolved with hexane, water and methanol, and analyzed by the LC-MS/MS method. The mobile phase A was a solution of 5 Mm ammonium formate in water, while the mobile phase B was 0.1% formic acid in acetonitrile. The calibration graphics were prepared within the range of 0.15–0.6 ng/ml−1, and a successful linearity was achieved (r ≥0.999). The limit of detection was 0.016 ng/ml−1. The decision limit (CCα) and detection capability (CCβ) were 0.34 and 0.38 ng/ml−1, respectively.
Keywords: dexamethasone, LC-MS/MS, milk
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The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Macedonian Veterinary Review. Volume 43, Issue 1, Pages i-v, e-ISSN 1857-7415, p-ISSN 1409-7621, DOI: 10.2478/macvetrev-2020-0014, 2020