Chromatography of microcystins

Jussi Meriluoto*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

153 Citations (Scopus)


This review deals with the analytical and preparative chromatography of microcystins and nodularins, cyclic peptide liver toxins and tumor promoters from cyanobacteria. The chemistry of the toxins, extraction from various matrices, separation on different stationary phases, and detection of intact and derivatized toxins are considered. An introduction to other chemical and biological methods for microcystin analysis is also presented. Finally a list of selected starting points for analysis set-up is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-298
Number of pages22
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 1997
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Cyanobacteria
  • Cyclic peptides
  • Liquid chromatography
  • Toxins


Dive into the research topics of 'Chromatography of microcystins'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this