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A polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) mixture was fractionated by normal-phase preparative high-performance liquid chromatography. The hexane fractions were concentrated and applied to rabbit ears. Only the most polar fraction produced hyperkeratosis on the rabbit ears. This active fraction was subfractionated by using the same procedure. Again, the extent of(More)
Soil samples obtained from the former polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) manufacturing site in Michigan were analyzed by gas chromatography and gas chromatography with mass spectrometric detection. The results indicate significant degradation of the PBB residue in the soil sample. The soil sample with the highest concentration of PBB had the greatest degree of(More)
Improved fluorescence detection of aflatoxin B1 by chromatographic analysis is accomplished by conversion to the corresponding hemiacetal, aflatoxin B2a. Because the metabolites aflatoxin M1, aflatoxin P1, aflatoxin Q1, sterigmatocystin, and O-methylsterigmatocystin have the same molecular conversion site, we investigated the chromatographic and(More)
Because mycotoxins occur worldwide in grain and grain products, evaluating their effects on the health of the population has become important. The development of a high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) procedure was investigated for the analysis of aflatoxin B1, citrinin, and ochratoxin A, from hydrolyzed human urine. Solid-phase extraction (SPE)(More)
Research on alcoholism has revealed that concentrations of 1,2-propanediol, d,1-2,3-butanediol and meso-2,3-butanediol may be greater in the serum of chronic alcoholics than in the serum of social drinkers and nondrinkers. In connection with one of these studies, we developed methodology to determine these diols at the micromolar levels in 500 serum(More)
Sunlight photodegradation of 2,2', 4,4', 5,5' -hexabromobiphenyl, the major component of Firemaster, gave a mixture that produces severe hyperkeratosis of the rabbit ear. This component in its pure state does not cause hyperkeratosis. One or more of the four major photolysis products must be responsible for this activity. A similar photodegradation pattern(More)
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