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PFHxA (307-24-4)


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Toxicokinetics of perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) in male and female Hsd:Sprague dawley SD rats following intravenous or gavage administration

Authors: Dzierlenga, AL; Robinson, VG; Waidyanatha, S; Devito, MJ; Eifrid, MA; Gibbs, ST; Granville, CA; Blystone, CR (2019) Xenobiotica 1-11. HERO ID: 5916078

[Less] Poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are environmentally persistent chemicals associated . . . [More] Poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are environmentally persistent chemicals associated with many adverse health outcomes. The National Toxicology Program evaluated the toxicokinetics (TK) of several PFAS to provide context for toxicologic findings.Plasma TK parameters and tissue (liver, kidney, brain) concentrations are reported for perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) after single-dose administration in male and female Hsd:Sprague-Dawley® (SD) rats.Generally, longer Tmax and elimination half-lives, and slower clearance f, were correlated with longer chain length. Male rats administered PFOA had a prolonged half-life compared to females (215 h vs. 2.75), while females had faster clearance and smaller plasma area under the curve (AUC). Females administered PFHxA had a shorter half-life (2 h vs. 9) than males and faster clearance with a smaller plasma AUC, although this was less pronounced than PFOA. There was no sex difference in PFDA half-life. Female rats administered PFDA had a higher plasma AUC/dose than males, and a slower clearance. PFDA had the highest levels in the liver of the PFAS evaluated.Profiling the toxicokinetics of these PFAS allows for comparison among subclasses, and more direct translation of rodent toxicity to human populations.

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Perfluorohexanoic acid toxicity, part I: Development of a chronic human health toxicity value for use in risk assessment

Authors: Luz, AL; Anderson, JK; Goodrum, P; Durda, J (2019) Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 103:41-55. HERO ID: 5080589

[Less] Perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) is a short-chain, six-carbon perfluoroalkyl acid (PFAA) and is a primary . . . [More] Perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) is a short-chain, six-carbon perfluoroalkyl acid (PFAA) and is a primary impurity, degradant, and metabolite associated with the short-chain fluorotelomer-based chemistry used globally today. The transition to short-chain fluorotelomer-based products as a cornerstone in replacement fluorochemistry has raised questions regarding potential human health risks associated with exposure to fluorotelomer-based substances and therefore, PFHxA. Here, we present a critical review of data relevant to such a risk assessment, including epidemiological studies and in vivo and in vitro toxicity studies that examined PFHxA acute, subchronic, and chronic toxicity. Key findings from toxicokinetic and mode-of-action studies are also evaluated. Sufficient data exist to conclude that PFHxA is not carcinogenic, is not a selective reproductive or developmental toxicant, and does not disrupt endocrine activity. Collectively, effects caused by PFHxA exposure are largely limited to potential kidney effects, are mild and/or reversible, and occur at much higher doses than observed for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). A chronic human-health-based oral reference dose (RfD) for PFHxA of 0.25 mg/kg-day was calculated using benchmark dose modeling of renal papillary necrosis from a chronic rat bioassay. This RfD is four orders of magnitude greater than the chronic oral RfD calculated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for PFOA. The PFHxA RfD can be used to inform public health decisions related to PFHxA and fluorotelomer precursors for which PFHxA is a terminal degradant. These findings clearly demonstrate that PFHxA is less hazardous to human health than PFOA. The analyses presented support site-specific risk assessments as well as product stewardship initiatives for current and future short-chain fluorotelomer-based products.

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Cellular accumulation and lipid binding of perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFASs) - A comparison with lysosomotropic drugs

Authors: Sanchez Garcia, D; Sjödin, M; Hellstrandh, M; Norinder, U; Nikiforova, V; Lindberg, J; Wincent, E; Bergman, Å; Cotgreave, I; Munic Kos, V (2018) Chemico-Biological Interactions 281:1-10. HERO ID: 4234856

[Less] Many chemicals accumulate in organisms through a variety of different mechanisms. Cationic amphiphilic . . . [More] Many chemicals accumulate in organisms through a variety of different mechanisms. Cationic amphiphilic drugs (CADs) accumulate in lysosomes and bind to membranes causing phospholipidosis, whereas many lipophilic chemicals target adipose tissue. Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are widely used as surfactants, but many of them are highly bioaccumulating and persistent in the environment, making them notorious environmental toxicants. Understanding the mechanisms of their bioaccumulation is, therefore, important for their regulation and substitution with new, less harmful chemicals. We compared the highly bioaccumulative perfluorooctanesulfonic acid PFOS to its three less bioaccumulative alternatives perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) and perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS), in their ability to accumulate and remain in lung epithelial cells (NCI-H292) and adipocytes (3T3-L1K) in vitro. As a reference point we tested a set of cationic amphiphilic drugs (CADs), known to highly accumulate in cells and strongly bind to phospholipids, together with their respective non-CAD controls. Finally, all compounds were examined for their ability to bind to neutral lipids and phospholipids in cell-free systems. Cellular accumulation and retention of the test compounds were highly correlated between the lung epithelial cells and adipocytes. Interestingly, although an anion itself, intensities of PFOS accumulation and retention in cells were comparable to those of CAD compounds, but PFOS failed to induce phospholipidosis or alter lysosomal volume. Compared to other lipophilicity measures, phospholipophilicity shows the highest correlation (Rˆ2 = 0.75) to cellular accumulation data in both cell types and best distinguishes between high and low accumulating compounds. This indicates that binding to phospholipids may be the most important component in driving high cellular accumulation in lung epithelial cells, as well as in adipocytes, and for both CADs and bioaccumulating PFASs. Obtained continuous PLS models based on compound's affinity for phospholipids and neutral lipids can be used as good prediction models of cellular accumulation and retention of PFASs and CADs.

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Comparing the toxic potency in vivo of long-chain perfluoroalkyl acids and fluorinated alternatives

Authors: Gomis, MI; Vestergren, R; Borg, D; Cousins, IT (2018) Environment International 113:1-9. HERO ID: 4220321

[Less] Since 2000, long-chain perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) and their respective precursors have been replaced . . . [More] Since 2000, long-chain perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) and their respective precursors have been replaced by numerous fluorinated alternatives. The main rationale for this industrial transition was that these alternatives were considered less bioaccumulative and toxic than their predecessors. In this study, we evaluated to what extent differences in toxicological effect thresholds for PFAAs and fluorinated alternatives, expressed as administered dose, were confounded by differences in their distribution and elimination kinetics. A dynamic one-compartment toxicokinetic (TK) model for male rats was constructed and evaluated using test data from toxicity studies for perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA), perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluoroctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and ammonium 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)-propanoate (GenX). Dose-response curves of liver enlargement from sub-chronic oral toxicity studies in male rats were converted to internal dose in serum and in liver to examine the toxicity ranking of PFAAs and fluorinated alternatives. Converting administered doses into equivalent serum and liver concentrations reduced the variability in the dose-response curves for PFBA, PFHxA, PFOA and GenX. The toxicity ranking using modeled serum (GenX > PFOA > PFHxA > PFBA) and liver (GenX > PFOA ≈ PFHxA ≈ PFBA) concentrations indicated that some fluorinated alternatives have similar or higher toxic potency than their predecessors when correcting for differences in toxicokinetics. For PFOS and perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) the conversion from administered dose to serum concentration equivalents did not change the toxicity ranking. In conclusion, hazard assessment based on internal exposure allows evaluation of toxic potency and bioaccumulation potential independent of kinetics and should be considered when comparing fluorinated alternatives with their predecessors.

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Internal exposure-based pharmacokinetic evaluation of potential for biopersistence of 6:2 fluorotelomer alcohol (FTOH) and its metabolites

Authors: Kabadi, SV; Fisher, J; Aungst, J; Rice, P (2018) Food and Chemical Toxicology 112:375-382. HERO ID: 4238377

[Less] Polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are authorized for use as greaseproofing agents in food contact paper. . . . [More] Polyfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are authorized for use as greaseproofing agents in food contact paper. As C8-PFCs (8-carbons) are known to accumulate in tissues, shorter-chain C6-PFCs (6-carbons) have replaced C8-PFCs in many food contact applications. However, the potential of C6-PFCs for human biopersistence has not been fully evaluated. For the first time, we provide internal exposure estimates to key metabolites of 6:2 fluorotelomer alcohol (6:2 FTOH), a monomeric component of C6-PFCs, to extend our understanding of exposure beyond estimates of external exposure. Pharmacokinetic data from published rat and human studies on 6:2 FTOH were used to estimate clearance and area under the curve (AUC) for its metabolites: 5:3 fluorotelomer carboxylic acid (5:3 A), perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) and perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA). Internal exposure to 5:3 A was the highest of evaluated metabolites across species and it had the slowest clearance. Additionally, 5:3 A clearance decreased with increasing 6:2 FTOH exposure. Our analysis provides insight into association of increased internal 5:3 A exposure with high biopersistence potential of 6:2 FTOH. Our results identify 5:3 A as an important biomarker of internal 6:2 FTOH exposure for use in biomonitoring studies, and are potentially useful for toxicological assessment of chronic dietary 6:2 FTOH exposure.

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Data/ Software

Toxicokinetic evaluation (C20613) of perfluorohexanoic acid (307-24-4) in Harlan Sprague-Dawley rats exposed via gavage or intravenous injection

Author: NTP (2017) HERO ID: 3899973


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Radiosynthesis and biological distribution of F-18-labeled perfluorinated alkyl substances

Authors: Burkemper, JL; Aweda, TA; Rosenberg, AJ; Lunderberg, DM; Peaslee, GF; Lapi, SE (2017) Environmental Science & Technology Letters 4:211-215. HERO ID: 3858622

[Less] A novel method for radiolabeling perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) with fluorine 18 has been developed, . . . [More] A novel method for radiolabeling perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) with fluorine 18 has been developed, and after purification, the stability and biological distribution in healthy mice were evaluated. Three PFAS, [F-18]PFOA (C8), [F-18]PFHxA (C6), and [F-18]PFBA (C4), were readily labeled and isolated in average yields between 12 and 31%. The stability of each compound was monitored in 0.1% ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH) in methanol, in saline, and in human, mouse, and rat sera. The amount of intact, radiolabeled PFAS was determined by radiometric instant thin layer chromatography and was calculated by the amount of free fluorine 18 observed over time. All compounds were highly stable in 0.1% NH4OH in methanol and saline, with <10% defluorination observed after 4 h. Interestingly, each compound had differing affinities for the serum proteins. In vivo biodistribution studies in mice showed uptake in all organs examined, with the highest uptake being exhibited in the liver for both [F-18]PFOA and [F-18]PFHxA and the stomach for [F-18]PFBA. The results of this initial study suggest that this method could be valuable in helping to determine the biological uptake of any PFAS in mammals.

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Tissue toxicokinetics of perfluoro compounds with single and chronic low doses in male rats

Authors: Iwabuchi, K; Senzaki, N; Mazawa, D; Sato, I; Hara, M; Ueda, F; Liu, W; Tsuda, S (2017) Journal of Toxicological Sciences 42:301-317. HERO ID: 3859701

[Less] To examine the kinetics of low doses of perfluoro compounds (PFCs), we administered perfluorohexanoic . . . [More] To examine the kinetics of low doses of perfluoro compounds (PFCs), we administered perfluorohexanoic acid (C6A), perfluorooctanoic acid (C8A), perfluorononanoic acid (C9A) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (C8S) with a single oral dose (50-100 μg/kg BW), and in drinking water at 1, 5, and 25 μg/L for one and three months to male rats; and examined the distribution in the brain, heart, liver, spleen, kidney, whole blood and serum. C6A was very rapidly absorbed, distributed and eliminated from the tissues with nearly the same tissue t1/2 of 2-3 hr. Considering serum Vd, and the tissue delivery, C6A was mainly in the serum with the lowest delivery to the brain; and no tissue accumulation was observed in the chronic studies as estimated from the single dose study. For the other PFCs, the body seemed to be an assortment of independent one-compartments with a longer elimination t1/2 for the liver than the serum. The concentration ratio of liver/serum increased gradually from C0 to a steady state. The high binding capacity of plasma protein may be the reason for the unusual kinetics, with only a very small fraction of free PFCs moving gradually to the liver. Although the tissue specific distribution was time dependent and different among the PFCs, the Vd and ke of each tissue were constant throughout the study. The possibility of extremely high C6A accumulation in the human brain and liver was suggested, by comparing the steady state tissue concentration of this study with the human data reported by Pérez et al. (2013).

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Distribution of novel and well-known poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in human serum, plasma, and whole blood

Authors: Poothong, S; Thomsen, C; Padilla-Sanchez, JA; Papadopoulou, E; Haug, LS (2017) Environmental Science and Technology 51:13388-13396. HERO ID: 4239163

[Less] Currently, there is limited knowledge on the distribution of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) . . . [More] Currently, there is limited knowledge on the distribution of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in different blood matrices, particularly for novel PFASs such as polyfluoroalkyl phosphate esters (PAPs) and perfluoroalkyl phosphonates (PFPAs). To explore this, serum, plasma, and whole blood from 61 adults in Oslo, Norway were collected. The largest number of PFASs were detected in whole blood. For PAPs and PFPAs, the highest frequencies of detection and concentrations were observed in plasma. PAPs contributed to 8% of total PFASs in plasma (median, 0.81 ng mL-1). Perfluorohexylphosphonate (PFHxPA) was the dominant PFPA, regardless of blood matrix. The relative composition profiles of PFASs in blood matrices differed. For some specific PFASs such as perfluorooctanesulfonamide (PFOSA) and perfluorohexanoate (PFHxA), the highest concentrations were observed in whole blood. The PFAS concentration ratios varied between blood matrices, depending on the compounds. However, similar ratios were observed for 6:2 polyfluoroalkyl phosphate diester (6:2diPAP) as well as well-known PFASs such as perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA). Besides the determination of 25 PFASs in human blood, this study also lead to better understanding of biomonitoring data from different blood matrices, which is key knowledge for performing both exposure assessments and epidemiological studies.

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Book/ Chapter

Perfluorohexanoic acid pharmacokinetics in mouse, rat, microminipig, pig, monkey and human

Authors: Buck, R; Gannon, S (2017) In Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society (Volume 253). Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. HERO ID: 5386987