Quantification of petroleum-type hydrocarbons in avian tissue

Journal of Chromatography A
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Methods were developed for the analysis of 16 hydrocarbons in avian tissue. Mechanical extraction with pentane was followed by clean-up on Florisil and Silicar. Residues were determined by gas—liquid chromatography and gas—liquid, chromatography—mass spectrometry. The method was applied to the analysis of liver, kidney, fat, and brain tissue of mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) fed a mixture of hydrocarbons. Measurable concentrations of all compounds analyzed were present in all tissues except brain. Highest concentrations were in fat.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Quantification of petroleum-type hydrocarbons in avian tissue
Series title Journal of Chromatography A
DOI 10.1016/S0021-9673(00)87881-4
Volume 187
Issue 1
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 8 p.
First page 153
Last page 160