Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Buzzards (Buteo buteo) and Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) by Liquid Chromatography with Fluorescence Detection
Abstract:Supercritical fluid extraction was applied to the determination of naturally contaminated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in bird tissue by liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (LC-FL). Recoveries (>90%) and relative standard deviations (≤7.7%) were satisfactory. The levels of 10 PAHs were analyzed in 6 classes of tissues (heart, liver, intestine, muscle, lung, and kidney) of 10 buzzards and 2 tawny owls, predatory birds from the Galicia (northwest Spain). The PAHs found most abundantly were pyrene, fluoranthene, benzo[a]anthracene, and anthracene. Chrysene, benzo[b]fluoranthene, benzo[k]fluoranthene, benzo[ghi]perylene, and indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene were not detected. Intestine, kidney, and lung were more polluted than other tissues.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: University of Santiago de Compostela, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, Area of Nutrition and Bromatology, E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 2: University of Santiago de Compostela, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology; and University of Santiago de Compostela, Faculty of Pharmacy, Institute of Research and Food Analysis, Laboratory of Bromatology, E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Publication date: January 1, 2002
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