Application Note: The Analysis of Cyanotoxins in Drinking and Surface Waters by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Quadruple Mass Spectrometry
27 November 2018

Cyanobacteria produce secondary metabolites, some of which are toxic to higher order organisms, such as microcystins. Microcystins are highly soluble compounds that can induce severe hepatotoxicity; the risk to human health is a concern. This application note  describes a method for the analysis of drinking and surface waters for 10 well known cyanotoxins - using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.