Inter-individual, inter-city, and temporal trends of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in human milk from Swedish mothers between 1972 and 2016

Elisabeth Nyberg; Raed Awad; Anders Bignert; Caroline Ek; Gerd Sällsten; Jonathan P. Benskin
2018 | Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts | In Press

A two-dimensional non-comprehensive reversed/normal phase high-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry system for determination of limonene and linalool hydroperoxides

Ahmed Ramzi; Hamid Ahmadi; Ioannis Sadiktsis; Ulrika Nilsson
2018 | J. Chromatogr. A | 1566 (102-110)

A two-dimensional non-comprehensive high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) system coupled to electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry was developed for the determination of skin allergenic hydroperoxides of limonene and linalool. These compounds are some major components behind skin sensitization and contact (skin) allergy to fragrances.

Fragrance hydroperoxides usually occur in complex compositions, often as constituents of the natural essential oils added to a large number of commercial products. Their similarities to interfering compounds, many with identical elemental composition, make the determination difficult even when using selective detection methods like mass spectrometry. In this work, a first-dimension chromatographic heart-cut isolation of the hydroperoxides on a reversed-phase HPLC system was combined with a second-dimension normal-phase HPLC system for separation of the hydroperoxides. The intersystem transfer was made by trapping the heart-cut fraction on a short graphitized carbon column, exchanging the mobile phase and back-flushing the hydroperoxides into the second dimension.

Each analysis was performed within 60 min without any pretreatment, except dilution, prior to injection. The obtained instrumental limits of detection (LODs) at a signal-to-noise ratio of 3 were lower than 1.2 ng injected on column and method LODs were below 0.3 ppm. An after-shave product was shown to contain the highest concentrations of the measured hydroperoxides, with 445 ± 23 ppm of total linalool hydroperoxides. This level is likely able to elicit skin reactions in already sensitized individuals.

How does the interfacial behaviour of PFAAs at air-water interfaces influence their distribution, transportation and remediation?

Meng, P.; Deng, S.; Johansson, J.; Cousins, I.T.
2018 | SU

National Meeting of the Swedish Chemical Society | June 17, 2018 | Lund, Sweden

In vitro inhalation bioaccessibility of phthalate esters and alternative plasticisers present in indoor dust using artificial lung fluids In vitro inhalation bioaccessibility of phthalate esters and alternative plasticisers present in indoor dust using artificial lung fluids.

Kademoglou, K.; Giovanoulis, G.; Palm-Cousins, A.; de Wit, C.A.; Haug, L.S.; Williams, A.C.; Magnér, J.; Collins, C.D.
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. | 5 (329-334)

Spatial variation in the atmospheric deposition of perfluoroalkyl acids: source elucidation through analysis of isomer patterns

2018 | Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts | 20 (997-1006)

Soil organic matter quality exerts a stronger control than stoichiometry on microbial substrate use efficiency along a latitudinal transect

Takriti M.; Wild B.; Schnecker J.; Mooshammer M.; Knoltsch A.; Lashchinskiy N.; Alves R.J.E.; Gentsch N.; Gittel A.; Mikutta R.; Wanek W.; Richter A.
2018 | Soil Biol. Biochem. | 121 (212-220)

Nontarget Time Trend Screening in Human Blood

2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. | In Press

Reaction kinetic studies for comparison of mutagenic potency between butadiene monoxide and glycidamide

Motwani, HV; Eriksson, L; Göpfert, L; Larsen K
2018 | Chem. Biol. Interact. | 288 (57-64)

Guanidine: A Highly Efficient Stabilizer in Atmospheric New-Particle Formation

Myllys, N.; Ponkkonen, T.; Passananti, M.; Elm, J.; Vehkamäki, H.; Olenius, T.
2018 | J Phys Chem A | 122 (4717-4729)

Analytically tractable climate–carbon cycle feedbacks under 21st century anthropogenic forcing

Lade, S. J.; Donges, J. F.; Fetzer, I.; Anderies, J. M.; Beer, C.; Cornell, S. E.; Gasser, T.; Norberg, J.; Richardson, K.; Rockström, J.; Steffen, W.
2018 | Earth Syst. Dynam. | 9 (507-523)

Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in serum from 2-4-month-old infants – influence of maternal serum concentrations, gestational age, breastfeeding and contaminated drinking water

Irina Gyllenhammar, Jonathan P. Benskin, Oskar Sandblom, Urs Berger, Lutz Ahrens, Sanna Lignell, Karin Wiberg, and Anders Glynn
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | In Press

Experiences of “Substitution in Practice”

Jönsson, C.; Schellenberger, S.; Cousins, I.T.; v. Veen, I.; Roos, S.; Holmquist, H.; Leonards, P.; Peters, G.M.; Posner, S.; Hanning, A.
2018 | SU

SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting | May 13, 2018 | Rome, Italy

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