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Analysis of cyanide in whole blood of dosed cathartids

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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Abstract

A gas-liquid chromatographic method was modified to quantify both unmetabolized ('free') and metabolized ('bound', i.e., thiocyanates) cyanides. The methods for both are efficient and sensitive to 0.05 ppm. Repeated freezing and thawing of whole blood from treated cathartids caused an initial increase in free cyanide concentrations, followed by a gradual decline to a plateau. Bound cyanide concentrations declined after repeated freezing and thawing.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Analysis of cyanide in whole blood of dosed cathartids
Series title:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume
5
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
787-789
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
787
Last page:
789
Number of Pages:
3