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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521096/photoionization-efficiencies-of-five-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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K Olof Johansson, Matthew F Campbell, Paolo Elvati, Paul E Schrader, Judit Zádor, Nicole K Richards-Henderson, Kevin R Wilson, Angela Violi, Hope A Michelsen
We have measured photoionization-efficiency curves for pyrene, fluoranthene, chrysene, perylene, and coronene in the photon-energy range 7.5-10.2 eV and derived their photoionization cross-section curves in this energy range. All measurements were performed using tunable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) radiation generated at the Advanced Light Source synchrotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The VUV radiation was used for photoionization and detection was performed using a time-of-flight mass spectrometer...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513332/a-fit-for-purpose-method-to-monitor-16-eu-pahs-in-food-results-of-five-years-official-food-control-in-two-italian-regions
#2
Carmela Lestingi, Tamara Tavoloni, Valentina Bardeggia, Monia Perugini, Arianna Piersanti
A gas-chromatographic single quadrupole analytical method for the analysis of the sixteen priority EU polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in food is presented in this paper. The method fulfils the request of Regulation EU 836/2011 for an analytical procedure to be used for official control of PAHs in food, in EU member states. The sample preparation involves a Pressurised Liquid Extraction (PLE) with an in-cell clean-up step followed by a lipid removal using SPE on a styrene divinylbenzene stationary phase (SDVB) and a final gel permeation chromatography (GPC) step...
May 17, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502429/quantification-of-monohydroxylated-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-human-urine-samples-using-solid-phase-microextraction-coupled-with-glass-capillary-nanoelectrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#3
Bi-Cheng Yang, Shu-Fen Fang, Xiao-Ju Wan, Yong Luo, Jiang-Yan Zhou, You Li, Yun-Jun Li, Feng Wang, Ou-Ping Huang
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are environmental contaminants with carcinogenic effect raising worldwide concerns. Hydroxylated PAHs (OH-PAHs) could be formed in the body as metabolites of PAHs in human urine samples and thus considered as biomarkers of PAH exposure. In this study, five OH-PAHs including 3-phenanthrol, 1-naphthol, 2-hydroxy fluorene, 1-hydroxprene and 6-hydroxy chrysene in human urine samples were selectively enriched by C18 solid-phase microextraction (SPME), then SPME fiber was connected high voltage and then was inserted into a glass-capillary to elute and ionize the analytes for mass spectrometric (MS) detection...
June 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476633/dna-methylation-in-lung-tissues-of-mouse-offspring-exposed-in-utero-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
#4
Trevor J Fish, Abby D Benninghoff
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) comprise an important class of environmental pollutants that are known to cause lung cancer in animals and are suspected lung carcinogens in humans. Moreover, evidence from cell-based studies points to PAHs as modulators of the epigenome. The objective of this work was to assess patterns of genome-wide DNA methylation in lung tissues of adult offspring initiated in utero with the transplacental PAH carcinogens dibenzo [def,p]chrysene (DBC) or benzo [a]pyrene (BaP). Genome-wide methylation patterns for normal (not exposed), normal adjacent and lung tumor tissues obtained from adult offspring were determined using methylated DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) with the NimbleGen mouse DNA methylation CpG island array...
May 2, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460308/expression-profiles-of-different-glutathione-s-transferase-isoforms-in-scallop-chlamys-farreri-exposed-to-benzo-a-pyrene-and-chrysene-in-combination-and-alone
#5
Linlin Yao, Luqing Pan, Ruiming Guo, Jingjing Miao
Aquatic organisms are increasingly exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) due to anthropogenic pressure. This study aimed at evaluating the response of Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) in scallop Chlamys farreri against benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) and chrysene (CHR) exposure under laboratory conditions. Nine published GST genes were classified into six subfamilies and a new member of rho family was identified for the first time. Twelve GSTs (including nine published GST genes and three in transcriptome established by our laboratory) mRNA transcript levels in the gills, digestive glands, adductor muscle, mantle, testis, ovaries, blood cells of scallops were measured by real-time PCR...
April 28, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441593/a-comprehensive-evaluation-of-the-environmental-quality-of-a-coastal-lagoon-ravenna-italy-integrating-chemical-and-physiological-analyses-in-mussels-as-a-biomonitoring-strategy
#6
Marco Capolupo, Silvia Franzellitti, Alisar Kiwan, Paola Valbonesi, Enrico Dinelli, Emanuela Pignotti, Manfred Birke, Elena Fabbri
This study aimed at evaluating the environmental quality of a coastal lagoon (Pialassa Piomboni, NW-Adriatic, Italy) by combining analyses of biomarkers of environmental stress and bioaccumulation of contaminants in marine mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) transplanted for 28days to six selected sites. Assessed biomarkers encompassed lysosomal endpoints, oxidative stress and detoxification parameters, specific responses to metals, neuro- and genotoxic substances; chemical analyses focused on PAHs, metals, pesticide and pharmaceuticals...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440319/synthesis-of-extended-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-by-oxidative-tandem-spirocyclization-and-1-2-aryl-migration
#7
Xuan Zhang, Zhanqiang Xu, Weili Si, Kazuaki Oniwa, Ming Bao, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Tienan Jin
The extended polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) have received significant interdisciplinary attention due to their semiconducting applications in diverse organic electronics as well as intriguing structural interests of well-defined graphene segments. Herein, a highly efficient oxidative spirocyclization and 1,2-aryl migration tandem synthetic method for the construction of extended polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) has been developed. The CuCl-catalyst/PhCO3(t)Bu or DDQ oxidation system in the presence of trifluoroacetic acid enables the selective single-electron oxidation to take place preferentially at the more electron-rich alkene moiety of o-biphenylyl-substituted methylenefluorenes, giving rise to the subsequent tandem process...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416887/a-preliminary-study-of-pcbs-pahs-pesticides-and-trace-metals-contamination-in-cold-pressed-rapeseed-oils-from-conventional-and-ecological-cultivations
#8
Małgorzata Wroniak, Agnieszka Rękas
The purpose of this study was to investigate the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons [benzo(a)anthracene, chrysene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, and benzo(a)pyrene], polychlorinated biphenyls (6 marker and 12 dioxin-like), pesticides (74 compounds) and heavy metals (Pb, Cd, As, Hg, Fe, Cu), in the cold-pressed rapeseed oils from conventional (RC) and ecological cultivations (RE). Similar level of PAHs, PCBs and heavy metals was found in the investigated cold-pressed oils; moreover, no effect of rapeseeds cultivation practice on the level of pesticide residues was found...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415017/accelerated-solvent-extraction-method-for-the-quantification-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-cocoa-beans-by-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#9
Renata França Cassimiro Belo, Júlia Pereira Figueiredo, Carolina Mariana Nunes, Rafael Pissinatti, Scheilla Vitorino Carvalho de Souza, Roberto Gonçalves Junqueira
An accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) procedure for use with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was optimized for the determination of eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in cocoa beans. Plackett-Burman and rotatable central composite design (RCCD) indicated that three variables affected the recoveries of PAHs during the extraction and purification steps: agitation time in the second liquid-liquid partition, weight of silica gel in the column, and volume of hexane for PAH elution from the column...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345827/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-edible-mushrooms-from-niger-delta-nigeria-carcinogenic-and-non-carcinogenic-health-risk-assessment
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Sorbari Igbiri, Nnaemeka Arinze Udowelle, Osazuwa Clinton Ekhator, Rose Ngozi Asomugha, Zelinjo Nkeiruka Igweze, Orish Ebere Orisakwe
In the oil-rich Niger Delta, hydrocarbon pollution and oil spillages, gas flaring and sundry anthropogenic activities constitute sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), with food contamination playing a major role in human exposure. In this study we assessed PAH levels in wild and cultivated edible mushroom species consumed by the general population from the oil producing Niger Delta, Nigeria. The concentrations of USEPA-16 PAHs were determined by gas chromatography and carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health risks were calculated...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340763/a-preconcentrator-separator-two-in-one-online-system-for-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-analysis
#11
Charinrat Siritham, Chongdee Thammakhet-Buranachai, Panote Thavarungkul, Proespichaya Kanatharana
A novel preconcentrator-separator two-in-one online system has been developed for the online analysis of trace amounts of four polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in tea samples. A micro-preconcentrator unit of zeolite imidazolate framework-8-poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogel (ZIF-8-PVA cryogel) and a micro-separation unit of multiwalled carbon nanotubes-poly(vinyl alcohol) cryogel (MWCNTs-PVA cryogel) were fabricated onto an acrylic plate. The eluent from this two-in-one system flowed directly to an on-column UV-visible detector...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338331/an-in-silico-study-on-the-isomers-of-pentacene-the-case-for-air-stable-and-alternative-c22h14-acenes-for-organic-electronics
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Leighton Jones, Long Lin
Pentacene is one of the most investigated candidates for organic thin film transistor (OTFT) applications over the last few decades even though it unstable in air (Eg = 1.80 eV), owing in part to its planar nature and high charge-transfer mobilities as both a single crystal (35 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)) and as a thin-film (3.0 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1)). Until now, picene is the only isomer of pentacene to be investigated for organic electronic applications, due to its greater stability (Eg = 4.21 eV) and high-charge transfer mobility (3...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329712/toxicity-of-effluents-from-gasoline-stations-oil-water-separators-to-early-life-stages-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#13
Romulo Nepomuceno Alves, Célio Freire Mariz, Driele Ventura de Paulo, Paulo S M Carvalho
Used petroleum hydrocarbons and gasoline stations runoff are significant sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to aquatic ecosystems. Samples of the final effluent of oil-water-separators were collected at gasoline stations in the metropolitan region of Recife, Brazil, before release to sewage or rainwater systems. Effluent soluble fractions (ESF) were prepared and bioassays were performed according to the Fish Embryo Toxicity Test. The test involved exposing zebrafish Danio rerio embryos to dilutions of the ESFs for 96 h, with daily examination of lethality and sublethal morphological effects integrated through the General Morphology Score (GMS), based on the achievement of developmental hallmarks...
March 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318300/bacteria-from-wheat-and-cucurbit-plant-roots-metabolize-pahs-and-aromatic-root-exudates-implications-for-rhizodegradation
#14
Cairn S Ely, Barth F Smets
The chemical interaction between plants and bacteria in the root zone can lead to soil decontamination. Bacteria which degrade PAHs have been isolated from the rhizospheres of plant species with varied biological traits, however, it is not known what phytochemicals promote contaminant degradation. One monocot and two dicotyledon plants were grown in PAH-contaminated soil from a manufactured gas plant (MGP) site. A phytotoxicity assay confirmed greater soil decontamination in rhizospheres when compared to bulk soil controls...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278036/emission-factors-of-particulate-matter-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-levoglucosan-from-wood-combustion-in-south-central-chile
#15
Jorge Jimenez, Oscar Farias, Roberto Quiroz, Jorge Yañez
In south-central Chile, wood stoves have been identified as an important source of air pollution in populated areas. Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), Chilean oak (Nothofagus oblique), and mimosa (Acacia dealbata) were burned in a single-chamber slow-combustion wood stove at a controlled testing facility located at the University of Concepción, Chile. In each experiment, 2.7-3.1 kg of firewood were combusted while continuously monitoring temperature, exhaust gases, burn rate, and collecting particulate matter samples in Teflon filters under isokinetic conditions for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and levoglucosan analyses...
February 22, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265879/pinus-sylvestris-as-a-bio-indicator-of-territory-pollution-from-aluminum-smelter-emissions
#16
Olga Vladimirovna Kalugina, Tatiana Alekseevna Mikhailova, Olga Vladimirovna Shergina
The study demonstrates the efficiency of using Pinus sylvestris L. as a bio-indicator of polluting substances that enter the environment with the emission of a large aluminum smelter. Recent research has demonstrated that pollution from aluminum smelter emissions covers a vast territory. The highest content of polluting elements is registered at a distance of 3 km from the smelter, with maximum concentrations found in the industrial zone (0.5 km from the smelter). The farther from the aluminum smelter, the lower the amount of polluting elements in the needles, although the F level still exceeds the background values at a distance of about 60 km from the source, the levels of Zn, Pb, and Cd up to 50 km, S up to 40 km, and Fe and Cu up to 35 km mostly in north-eastern and south-eastern directions correlating with prevailing atmospheric transfer of the emissions...
March 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241412/removal-capacities-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-by-a-newly-isolated-strain-from-oilfield-produced-water
#17
Yi-Bin Qi, Chen-Yu Wang, Cheng-Yuan Lv, Zeng-Min Lun, Cheng-Gang Zheng
The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-degrading strain Q8 was isolated from oilfield produced water. According to the analysis of a biochemical test, 16S rRNA gene, house-keeping genes and DNA-DNA hybridization, strain Q8 was assigned to a novel species of the genus Gordonia. The strain could not only grow in mineral salt medium (MM) and utilize naphthalene and pyrene as its sole carbon source, but also degraded mixed naphthalene, phenanthrene, anthracene and pyrene. The degradation ratio of these four PAHs reached 100%, 95...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236708/comparative-study-on-the-occurrence-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-breast-milk-and-infant-formula-and-risk-assessment
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Serena Santonicola, Alessandra De Felice, Luigi Cobellis, Nicola Passariello, Angela Peluso, Nicoletta Murru, Maria Carmela Ferrante, Raffaelina Mercogliano
The study compared the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) profile of human milk collected from Italian mothers and different brands of infant formula available on Italian market. Levels of 14 PAHs most frequently occurred in food, PAH markers listed by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1881/2006, and carcinogenic PAHs classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, were determined by high-pressure liquid chromatography with fluorescence detector. The average concentrations of total PAHs were 114...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221959/efficacy-of-ozonation-treatments-of-smoked-fish-for-reducing-its-benzo-a-pyrene-concentration-and-toxicity
#19
Irina Rozentale, Janis Ancans, Elena Bartkiene, Arturs Viksna, Vadims Bartkevics
Ozone is widely used in food processing, for example, to decompose mycotoxins or pesticide residues, to extend the shelf life of products, and for sanitation. The objective of this study was to assess the possibility of expanding the application of ozone for oxidative degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The evaluation was conducted by ozonation of a benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) standard solution and smoked fish (sprats) contaminated with PAHs. The effect of ozonation was immediate in the BaP solution; 89% of this toxic compound was decomposed after only 1 min of treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190686/role-of-snow-in-the-fate-of-gaseous-and-particulate-exhaust-pollutants-from-gasoline-powered-vehicles
#20
Yevgen Nazarenko, Sébastien Fournier, Uday Kurien, Rodrigo Benjamin Rangel-Alvarado, Oleg Nepotchatykh, Patrice Seers, Parisa A Ariya
Little is known about pollution in urban snow and how aerosol and gaseous air pollutants interact with the urban snowpack. Here we investigate interactions of exhaust pollution with snow at low ambient temperature using fresh snow in a temperature-controlled chamber. A gasoline-powered engine from a modern light duty vehicle generated the exhaust and was operated in homogeneous and stratified engine regimes. We determined that, within a timescale of 30 min, snow takes up from the exhaust a large mass of organic pollutants and aerosol particles, which were observed by electron microscopy, mass spectrometry and aerosol sizers...
April 2017: Environmental Pollution
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