Hirotaka Obana

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Development of an analytical method for polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in fish and their concentration in Japanese marine fish were investigated. Fish homogenate was extracted with diethyl ether/hexane (1 + 3). The extract was cleaned up by automated gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and then by mini-column chromatography, which consisted of three(More)
Through the analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated quaterphenyls (PCQs), and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) retained in the blood of Japanese and Taiwanese patients who had been poisoned by ingesting contaminated cooking oils, in the blood of workers occupationally exposed to PCBs, and in the blood of unexposed individuals, it(More)
A rapid and simple extraction method for the simultaneous analysis of five neonicotinoid insecticides has been developed. Twelve different fruit and vegetable matrixes were extracted with methanol and cleaned up using a graphitized carbon solid phase extraction cartridge loading with a 20% methanol solution. The concentrated eluate after methanol elution(More)
Determination of 3 neonicotinoid insecticides, nitenpyram, imidacloprid, and acetamiprid, was studied. Vegetables and fruits were extracted with acetonitrile. The crude extract was passed through a weak anion-exchange cartridge (PSA). The effluent was subjected to silica gel cartridge. Imidacloprid and acetamiprid were eluted with 10 mL of 4:6 (v/v)(More)
A method using liquid chromatograph coupled with tandem mass spectrometer (LC/MS/MS) was developed for the determination of melamine in processed food. After extraction with 50% acetonitrile and clean-up with PSA and SCX, the quantification limit of melamine in processed food was 0.5 microg/g. The recoveries and relative standard deviations were 113 to 115%(More)
Female Cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) with P-KC-400, Y-PCB, PY-PCB or polychlorinated quaterphenyls (PCQ) received a daily dose of 5 mg for 20 weeks, and some monkeys received a daily dose of 10 mg of Y-PCB or 0.5 mg of PCQ. The chemical compositions of the polychlorobiphenyls (PCB) used for the oral administration were as follows: P-KC-400, PCB(More)
Male Sprague-Dawley rats were daily given orally for 22 days a regimen consisting of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 1 mg/day; polychlorinated quaterphenyls (PCQs), 1 mg/day; polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), 10 micrograms/day; or a mixture of PCBs, PCQs and PCDFs (Mix-1, 1 mg + 1 mg + 10 micrograms/day). Female Cynomolgus monkeys were daily(More)
Recently, thienyl derivatives of cathinones have appeared on the market as new psychoactive substances (NPS). In this study, identification and characterization of 2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)-1-(thiophen-2-yl)pentan-1-one (α-PVT), 2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)-1-(thiophen-2-yl)butan-1-one (α-PBT), and their bromothienyl analogs disclosed in illicit products are described. In(More)
A single extraction and a single clean-up procedure was developed for multi-residue analysis of pesticides in non-fatty vegetables and fruits. The method involves the use of a high capacity absorbent polymer for water as a drying agent in extraction from wet food samples and of a graphitized carbon column for clean-up. A homogeneously chopped food sample(More)