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A method capable of determining 0.1 ppm 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) in 1 g animal tissue was developed. It involves extraction of 1080 from the sample with acetone-water, and then evaporation of the acetone followed by extraction of 1080 as fluoroacetic acid from water with ethyl acetate. Ethyl acetate is removed by volatilization from fluoroacetic acid(More)
Ion-pair and reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) were evaluated for quantification of strychnine in mountain beaver tissues. Retention time shifts hindered strychnine quantification with both HPLC systems. Co-extracted free fatty acids released during storage formed ion-pairs with strychnine, resulting in increased retention by(More)
Tissues of coyotes and magpies administered known dosages of 1080 were analyzed for residues by an analytical method specifying gas chromatography and electron capture detection. The repeatability of the method was determined for the replicate analyses of coyote muscle tissue samples aged under different storage conditions. The average coefficient of(More)
An analytical method is described for the determination of Compound 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) residues in 1--10 g tissue. Sample extracts of tissues are cleaned up with silica gel, and Compound 1080 (as fluoroacetic acid) is separated by a micro-distillation procedure. The fluoroacetic acid in the distillate is derivatized with pentafluorobenzyl bromide(More)
Flameless atomic absorption spectroscopy with a carbon rod atomizer was used to determine lead, cadmium, and chromium in whole-fish samples. Samples were dry-ashed, and the metals were separated by solvent extraction with ammonium pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate in methyl isobutyl ketone, and then back-partitioned into an aqueous acid solution for analysis. The(More)
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