C C Brombach

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Rice is known to accumulate methylmercury (MeHg) in the rice grains. MeHg as a neurotoxin impacts on the human central nervous systems and especially on the developing brain. In this exploratory study, 87 commercial rice products sold in Europe, including nine baby-rice products, were analyzed for total Hg and MeHg content. MeHg concentration in all rice(More)
The zinc complexes [(L1)(2)Zn(MeOH)(2)](OTf)(2), [(L1)ZnCl(2)], [(L2)ZnCl(2)], [(L2)Zn(OTf)(H(2)O)]OTf and [(Me-bispic)ZnCl(2)] of the ligands N-[(2-pyridyl)methyl]-2,2'-dipyridylamine (L1), N-[bis(2-pyridyl)methyl]-2-pyridylamine (L2) and N-methyl-[bis(2-pyridyl)methyl]amine (Me-bispic) were synthesised and characterised. The first copper(I) complexes of(More)
Mercury (Hg) is a global pollutant which occurs in different species, with methylmercury (MeHg) being the critical compound due to its neurotoxicity and bioaccumulation through the food chain. Methods for trace speciation of MeHg are therefore needed for a vast range of sample matrices, such as biological tissues, fluids, soils or sediments. We have(More)
Mercury concentrations were investigated in freshwater sediment from two canals in Scotland, UK. High concentrations found in the Union Canal (35.3-1200 mg kg-1) likely originate from historical munitions manufacture, with lower levels in the Forth & Clyde Canal (0.591-9.14 mg kg-1). Concentrations of methylmercury (MeHg) were low - from 6.02 to 18.6 μg(More)
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