Determination of kerosene and light oil components in blood

K. Kimura, T. Nagata, Keiko Kudo, T. Imamura, K. Hara

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Abstract

A sensitive and rapid method to analyse fuel components in blood from rats exposed to kerosene or light oil vapour was developed by making use of capillary gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The aliphatic hydrocarbons with carbon numbers 8–10 and aromatics such as toluene, xylene, 3‐ and 4‐ethyltoluene and trimethylbenzenes were clearly detected in blood from rats exposed to kerosene or light oil vapour, using the head‐space method combined with the salting‐out technique. The concentration ratio of pseudocumene to toluene in blood exposed to light oil was higher than that in the case of exposure to kerosene. The lower limits of detection were 50 pg and 1 ng in toluene and pseudocumene, respectively. Our suggestion is that this method is useful in forensic investigations to detect fuel components in blood and for the purposes of differentiating kerosene and light oil in blood tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-497
Number of pages5
JournalBiological Mass Spectrometry
Volume20
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1991

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Kerosene
Oils
Blood
Toluene
Rats
Vapors
Hydrocarbons
Gas chromatography
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Mass spectrometry
Limit of Detection
Carbon
Tissue

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine

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Kimura, K., Nagata, T., Kudo, K., Imamura, T., & Hara, K. (1991). Determination of kerosene and light oil components in blood. Biological Mass Spectrometry, 20(8), 493-497. https://doi.org/10.1002/bms.1200200810

Determination of kerosene and light oil components in blood. / Kimura, K.; Nagata, T.; Kudo, Keiko; Imamura, T.; Hara, K.

In: Biological Mass Spectrometry, Vol. 20, No. 8, 01.01.1991, p. 493-497.

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Kimura, K, Nagata, T, Kudo, K, Imamura, T & Hara, K 1991, 'Determination of kerosene and light oil components in blood', Biological Mass Spectrometry, vol. 20, no. 8, pp. 493-497. https://doi.org/10.1002/bms.1200200810
Kimura, K. ; Nagata, T. ; Kudo, Keiko ; Imamura, T. ; Hara, K. / Determination of kerosene and light oil components in blood. In: Biological Mass Spectrometry. 1991 ; Vol. 20, No. 8. pp. 493-497.
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