Elisabeth Eckert

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Mercapturic acids are increasingly used as biomarkers for exposure to certain carcinogenic substances. Glycidol, ethylene oxide, propylene oxide, acrolein and 1,3-butadiene are important intermediates of toxicological concern used in the industrial production of various chemicals. The main urinary metabolites of these alkylating substances are hydroxyalkyl(More)
We developed and validated an analytical method for the simultaneous determination of several chlorine and non-chlorine containing mercapturic acids in urine as specific metabolites of the hazardous chemicals 2-chloroprene and epichlorohydrin. The method involves an online column switching arrangement for online solid phase extraction of the analytes with(More)
UNLABELLED To treat tumours efficiently and spare normal tissues, targeted drug delivery is a promising alternative to conventional, systemic administered chemotherapy. Drug-carrying magnetic nanoparticles can be concentrated in tumours by external magnetic fields, preventing the nanomaterial from being cleared by metabolic burden before reaching the(More)
Hydroxyalkyl mercapturic acids (HAMA) are the main urinary metabolites of several alkylating substances that possess a carcinogenic potential, like acrolein, 1,3-butadiene, ethylene oxide, propylene oxide and glycidol. These alkylating substances are used extensively in industrial processes, but they do also occur environmentally, e.g. in tobacco smoke. The(More)
An analytical method for the determination of β-hydroxyethoxyacetic acid (HEAA), the main urinary metabolite of 1,4-dioxane was developed and validated. The presented method involves liquid-liquid extraction of HEAA from the urine samples, followed by silylation and subsequent analytical separation and detection using GC-MS. The method is characterized by(More)
In 1955 the Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area (MAK Commission) was founded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The Commission is responsible for analysing health risks by chemical exposure at the workplace and for advising public authorities accordingly. Within the Commission, the(More)
We developed and validated an analytical method for the simultaneous determination of methyl mercapturic acid (MeMA), ethyl mercapturic acid (EtMA), n-propyl mercapturic acid (PrMA) and iso-propyl mercapturic acid (iPrMA) in human urine. These alkyl mercapturic acids are known or presumed biomarkers of exposure to several alkylating agents including methyl(More)
A pilot study was conducted for human biomonitoring of the suspected carcinogen 2-chloroprene. For this purpose, urine samples of 14 individuals occupationally exposed to 2-chloroprene (exposed group) and of 30 individuals without occupational exposure to alkylating substances (control group) were analysed for six potential mercapturic acids of(More)
The present study investigated the toxicokinetics of 1,4-dioxane in humans exposed at rest and during physical stress. Eighteen volunteers were divided into three groups of six individuals each, who were exposed separately in three experiments to 20 ppm (73 mg/m3) 1,4-dioxane for 8 h. The first group was exposed at rest (Experiment 1), whereas the other(More)
Medical devices like blood tubing often consist of PVC material that requires the addition of plasticizers. These plasticizers may migrate into the blood leading to an exposure of the patients. In this study the migration behavior of three different blood tubing sets (PVC material with two different plasticizers and silicone as control material) applied on(More)