Lukman Abdulra'Uf

Kwara State UniversityNigeria

Lukman Bola Abdulra’uf is a 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 PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; his MSc degree at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria; and his BSc degree at the Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. He is currently a TWAS Postdoctoral Research fellow at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. His research focuses on analysis of contaminants such as pesticide residues, mycotoxins, food additives, and veterinary drug residues in food samples using microextraction techniques. His current research interests focus on the synthesis of carbon nanomaterials, ionic liquids, and sol-gel for analytical applications and the use of graphene nanomaterials as electrochemical biosensors.

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Aflatoxins are a group of highly toxic and carcinogenic substances, which occur naturally, and can be found in food substances. Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites of certain strains of the fungi Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus and the less common A. nomius. Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 are the most important members, which can be categorized into two groups according to the 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 complex food matrices. The great public concern and the strict legislation incited the development of reliable, specific, selective, and sensitive analytical methods for pesticide monitoring that are discussed in this book.

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