Improved sensitivity using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for detection of propyl chloroformate derivatised β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in cyanobacteria

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Esterhuizen-Londt, M; Downing, S; Downing, TG;
  • Publisher: Water Research Commission (WRC)
  • Subject: LC-MS | BMAA | β-N-methylamino-L-alanine | LC-MS/MS

β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) is a difficult molecule to detect, primarily due to its presence in low concentrations in complex matrices. This has resulted in contradictory reports on the presence of BMAA in cyanobacteria. We report improved sensitivity of detection ... View more
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