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General Description

  • Synonyms: examples of various Aflatoxins include- Aflatoxin B1; Aflatoxin B2; Aflatoxin G1; Aflatoxin G2; Aflatoxin M1; Aflatoxin M2
  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0122
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 1402-68-2; 1162-65-8 (Aflatoxin B1); 7220-81-7 (Aflatoxin B2); 1165-39-5 (Aflatoxin G1); 7241-98-7 (Aflatoxin G2); 6795-23-9 (Aflatoxin M1); 6885-57-0 (Aflatoxin M2)

Health Factors

  • Carcinogenic Classification:
  • Health Effects: LD50 (oral, rat) 5 mg/kg, Aflatoxin B1; LD50 (oral, duck) 785 ug/kg, Aflatoxin G1

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method:
  • Call SLTC for sampling instructions for all Aflatoxins.

GC/FID, column- 15m 0.25µm DB-5, temperature 50-300°C at 15°C/min. "When the initial temperature of the column and injector was higher than 60°C, all four AF peaks became broad and the sensitivity was reduced." Analytical solvent was benzene:acetonitrile (98:2).


Goto, Tetsuhisa; Journal of Chromatography, 447 (1988) 410-4.

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