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Estimation of nitropolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in foods.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6085686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A method is described for the sample clean-up and estimation of nitropolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (nitro-PAH) in foods. The analysis involves the novel use of a coupled capillary gas chromatograph/thermal energy analyser and provides a detection limit for 1-nitropyrene of 12 pg (equivalent to 0.02 micrograms/kg for a 50-g sample). Only 3 out of 24 samples contained detectable quantities of nitro-PAHs; these were in the range 0.2-2.0 micrograms/kg. In contrast to the widespread occurrence of the parent PAHs in foodstuffs, the presence of nitro-derivatives appears to be minimal.
M J Dennis; R C Massey; D J McWeeny; M E Knowles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:    1984 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-10     Completed Date:  1985-10-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anthracenes / analysis
Brassica / analysis
Chromatography, Gas
Food Analysis / methods*
Food Contamination
Nitro Compounds / analysis*
Polycyclic Compounds / analysis*
Pyrenes / analysis
Tea / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anthracenes; 0/Nitro Compounds; 0/Polycyclic Compounds; 0/Pyrenes; 0/Tea; 5522-43-0/1-nitropyrene; 602-60-8/9-nitroanthracene

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