Lukman Bola Abdulra'Uf

Kwara State University

Dr. Lukman Bola Abdulra’uf is a senior lecturer at the Kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin, Nigeria. He started his teaching career at the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin in 2006. He had his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, MSc at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, and BSc at the Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. He was a TWAS postdoctoral research fellow at the COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan. His research focuses on the analysis of contaminants, such as pesticide residues, mycotoxins, food additives, and veterinary drug residues in food samples using microextraction techniques. His current research interests are focused on the synthesis of carbon nanomaterials, ionic liquids, and solgel for analytical applications and the use of graphene nanomaterial as electrochemical biosensors.

Lukman Bola Abdulra'Uf

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Aflatoxins are a group of highly toxic and carcinogenic substances that occur naturally and can be found in food substances. Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites of certain strains of fungi Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus as well as the less common Aspergillus nomius. Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 are the most important members, which can be categorized into two groups according to chemical structure. As a result of the adverse health effects of mycotoxins, their levels have been strictly regulated, especially in food and feed samples. Therefore, their accurate identification and determination remain a herculean task due to their presence in the complex food matrix. The great public concern and the strict legislation incited the development of sensitive analytical methods that are discussed in this book.

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