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 Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Quantification of petroleum-type hydrocarbons in avian tissue|
|Series title||Journal of Chromatography A|
|Contributing office(s)||Patuxent Wildlife Research Center|