The use of Sudan black B as coloring agent in foods is forbidden for its toxicology effect on human organs. This work proposes an efficient and sensitive method for food security inspection targeting Sudan black B. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is applied to the analysis of trace Sudan black B. It could be detected at concentrations as low as 0.05 mg/L in standard solutions and 0.1 mg/kg in black rice extracts with the SERS method for measurement. The linear relationship between the intensity and concentration could be used for the quantitative detection of Sudan black B. The relation between dyeing time of black rice stained by Sudan black B solution and SERS intensity was studied which indirectly showed the effectiveness of the extraction method we designed. The results of the quantitative analysis reveal the practicability of using this method to detect Sudan black B in black rice. As a rapid and sensitive detection method, SERS can be extended to detect other food products and has a great application prospect in food safety inspection.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Spectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 5 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics