Quantification of petroleum-type hydrocarbons in avian tissue.


Methods were developed for the analysis of 16 hydrocarbons in avian tissue. Mechanical extraction with pentane was followed by clean-up on Florisil and Silicar. Residues were determined by gas-liquid chromatography and gas-liquid, chromatography-mass spectrometry. The method was applied to the analysis of liver, kidney, fat, and brain tissue of mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) fed a mixture of hydrocarbons. Measurable concentrations of all compounds analyzed were present in all tissues except brain. Highest concentrations were in fat.

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@article{Gay1980QuantificationOP, title={Quantification of petroleum-type hydrocarbons in avian tissue.}, author={Martha L Gay and Alexandre B{\'e}lisle and Janet Patton}, journal={Journal of chromatography}, year={1980}, volume={187 1}, pages={153-60} }