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 AJAC  Vol.2 No.8 A , December 2011
Analysis of Pesticide Raid® in Feed of Wistar Rat by High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Abstract: The distribution of pesticide by-product in tissues of wistar rats were analyzed using high pressure liquid chromatography. The limit of detection of the HPLC was 0.1 µg. Results show bioaccumulation factor of pesticide “Raid®” in lipid, up to three times that of the feed at the first concentration and gradually decreased as the concentration increased in the muscle > (0.7), brain > (0.5) and liver > (0.3) as indicated in the text. At higher concentration of 961 µg/g, bioaccumulation factor decreased in the lipid to 1.2 and 0.6 in the muscle, 0.03 in the brain and 0.08 in the liver respectively. High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) analysis of raid extract suggests the presence of micprothrin and palethrin. The implications are numerous, but simply put that accidental ingestion of chlorinated hydrocarbon as in “Raid®” may involve convulsions, collapse and coma after only brief excitation and ataxia at the onset.
Cite this paper: nullA. Achudume, "Analysis of Pesticide Raid® in Feed of Wistar Rat by High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)," American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2011, pp. 32-36. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2011.228121.
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