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A model describing the complexing effect in the leaching of aluminum from cooking utensils.
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PMID:  15091415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A simple model describing the complexing effect in the leaching of aluminum from cooking utensils is presented in this paper. Some experimental results obtained by previous workers may be explained by this model, which demonstrates that the complexing effect takes a very important role in the process of aluminum liberated from cooking utensils. Increased concentrations of complexing ions (organic acids, fluoride ion, OH-, etc.) significantly enhance the release of aluminum. The speciation of aluminum in simulated food solution is also investigated. The model suggests that in the pH range of most food (pH 4-8) aluminum present is predominantly in the form of organic Al-complexes, which is harmful to the human body.
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-19     Completed Date:  2005-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Chemistry Department, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China.
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