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Di-block copolymer stabilized methyl methacrylate based polyHIPEs: Influence of hydrophilic and hydrophobic co-monomers on morphology, wettability and thermal properties

Authors: Azhar, U; Yaqub, R; Li, H; Abbas, G; Wang, Y; Chen, J; Zong, C; Xu, A; Zhang Yabin; Zhang, S; Geng, B (2020) HERO ID: 6392546


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Uptake and translocation of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAA) in red chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) under various treatments with pre-contaminated soil and irrigation water

Authors: Gredelj, A; Nicoletto, C; Valsecchi, S; Ferrario, C; Polesello, S; Lava, R; Zanon, F; Barausse, A; Palmeri, L; Guidolin, L; Bonato, M (2020) HERO ID: 6392549

[Less] Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs), particularly short-chained ones, have high potential for crop uptake, . . . [More] Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs), particularly short-chained ones, have high potential for crop uptake, posing a threat to human health in contaminated areas. There is a scarcity of studies using contaminated water as the medium for PFAAs delivery to crops, and a lack of data on the partitioning of PFAA mixtures in growing media. In this context, a controlled experimental study was carried out in a greenhouse to investigate the uptake of a PFAA mixture into red chicory, a typical crop from a major PFAA contamination hot-spot in northern Italy, under treatments with environmentally relevant concentrations in spiked irrigation water and soil, separately and simultaneously. To our knowledge, this is the first study involving multiple exposure media and laboratory adsorption/desorption batch tests as a way of assessing the decrease in the bioavailability of PFAAs from soil. Exposure concentrations for each of the 9 utilized PFAAs were 0, 1, 10 and 80 µg/L in irrigation water and 0, 100 and 200 ng/gdw in soil, combined into 12 treatments. The highest bioaccumulation was measured for PFBA in roots (maximum of 43 µg/gdw), followed by leaves and heads of the chicory plants in all treatments, with the concentrations exponentially decreasing with an increasing PFAA chain length in all plant compartments. The use of irrigation water as the delivery medium increased the transport of PFAAs to the aerial chicory parts, long-chain substances in particular. Additionally, the distribution of PFAAs in the soil was assessed by depth and compared with laboratory measured soil-water equilibrium partition coefficients, revealing only partial dependency of PFAAs bioavailability on the adsorption in soil.

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Highly sensitive UPLC-MS/MS method for the quantification of paromomycin in human plasma

Authors: Roseboom, IC; Thijssen, B; Rosing, H; Mbui, J; Beijnen, JH; Dorlo, TPC (2020) HERO ID: 6326274

[Less] A highly sensitive method was developed to quantitate the antileishmanial agent paromomycin in human . . . [More] A highly sensitive method was developed to quantitate the antileishmanial agent paromomycin in human plasma, with a lower limit of quantification of 5 ng/mL. Separation was achieved using an isocratic ion-pair ultra-high performance liquid chromatographic (UPLC) method with a minimal concentration of heptafluorobutyric acid, which was coupled through an electrospray ionization interface to a triple quadrupole - linear ion trap mass spectrometer for detection. The method was validated over a linear calibration range of 5 to 1000 ng/mL (r2≥0.997) with inter-assay accuracies and precisions within the internationally accepted criteria. Volumes of 50 μL of human K2EDTA plasma were processed by using a simple protein precipitation method with 40 μL 20 % trichloroacetic acid. A good performance was shown in terms of recovery (100 %), matrix effect (C.V. ≤ 12.0 %) and carry-over (≤17.5 % of the lower limit of quantitation). Paromomycin spiked to human plasma samples was stable for at least 24 h at room temperature, 6 h at 35 °C, and 104 days at -20 °C. Paromomycin adsorbs to glass containers at low concentrations, and therefore acidic conditions were used throughout the assay, in combination with polypropylene tubes and autosampler vials. The assay was successfully applied in a pharmacokinetic study in visceral leishmaniasis patients from Eastern Africa.

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Biotransformation of 6:2 fluorotelomer alcohol by the whole soybean (Glycine max L. Merrill) seedlings

Authors: Zhang, H; Wen, Bei; Huang, H; Wang, Sen; Cai, Z; Zhang, S (2020) Environmental Pollution 257:113513. HERO ID: 6322291

[Less] Fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs) are important precursors of perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) in the . . . [More] Fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs) are important precursors of perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) in the environment and biota. With the growing application of 6:2 FTOH [F(CF2)6CH2CH2OH] in product formulation, it is becoming increasingly urgent to investigate its biological fates in different species. In this study, biotransformation of 6:2 FTOH by young soybean plants (Glycine max L. Merrill) were investigated using hydroponic experiments. During the 144 h-exposure, 6:2 FTCA [F(CF2)6CH2COOH], 6:2 FTUCA [F(CF2)5CFCHCOOH], 5:3 FTUCA [F(CF2)5CHCHCOOH], 5:3 FTCA [F(CF2)5CH2CH2COOH], PFHxA [F(CF2)5COOH] and PFPeA [F(CF2)4COOH] were phase I metabolites in soybean. At the end of exposure, 5:3 FTCA (5.08 mol%), PFHxA (2.34 mol%) and PFPeA (0.58 mol%) were three main metabolites in soybean-solution system. 5:3 FTCA was predominant in soybean roots and stems, while PFHxA was the most abundant product in leaves. PFBA [F(CF2)3COOH] and 4:3 FTCA [F(CF2)4CH2CH2COOH] detected in the hydroponic solution most-likely came from the transformation of 5:3 FTCA by root-associated microbes. Moreover, phase II metabolites of 6:2 FTOH were identified and monitored in soybean tissues. Alcohol dehydrogenase, aldehyde dehydrogenase and glutathione S-transferase were found to participate in 6:2 FTOH metabolism. Based on the phase I and phase II metabolism of 6:2 FTOH in soybean, this study for the first time provides evidences for the transformation pathways of 6:2 FTOH in plants.

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LC-MS determination of catecholamines and related metabolites in red deer urine and hair extracted using magnetic multi-walled carbon nanotube poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) composite

Authors: Murtada, K; de Andrés, F; Galván, I; Ríos, Á; Zougagh, M (2020) Journal of Chromatography B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences 1136:121878. HERO ID: 6325571

[Less] A novel analytical methodology for the extraction and determination of catecholamines (dopamine, epinephrine . . . [More] A novel analytical methodology for the extraction and determination of catecholamines (dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine) and their metabolites DL-3,4-dihydroxyphenyl glycol and DL-3,4-dihydroxymandelic acid by LC-MS is developed and validated for its application to human and animal urine and hair samples. The method is based on the preliminary extraction of the analytes by a magnetic multi-walled carbon nanotube poly(styrene-co-divinylbenzene) composite. This is followed by a <9 min chromatographic separation of the target compounds in an Onyx Monolithic C18 column using a mixture of 0.01% (v/v) heptafluorobutyric acid in water and methanol at 500 µL min-1 flow rate. Detection limits within range from 0.055 to 0.093 µg mL-1, and precision values of the response and retention times of analytes were >90%. Accuracy values comprised the range 79.5-109.5% when the analytes were extracted from deer urine samples using the selected MMWCNT-poly(STY-DVB) sorbent. This methodology was applied to real red deer urine and hair samples, and concentrations within range from 0.05 to 0.5 µg mL-1 for norepinephrine and from 1.0 to 44.5 µg mL-1 for its metabolite 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl glycol were calculated. Analyses of red deer hair resulted in high amounts of 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl glycol (0.9-266.9 µg mL-1).

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Alternatives of perfluoroalkyl acids and hepatitis B virus surface antibody in adults: Isomers of C8 Health Project in China

Authors: Zeng, XW; Li, QQ; Chu, C; Ye, WL; Yu, S; Ma, H; Zeng, XY; Zhou, Y; Yu, HY; Hu, LW; Yang, BY; Dong, GH (2020) Environmental Pollution 259:113857. HERO ID: 6315718

[Less] Previous epidemiological and experimental studies have shown that legacy perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) . . . [More] Previous epidemiological and experimental studies have shown that legacy perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are immunotoxic. However, whether the immunosuppressive effects in PFAA alternatives which recently have been widely detected in the environment are unknown. To address this knowledge gap, we investigated the relationship of serum legacy PFAAs and PFAA alternatives with the antibody of hepatitis B virus in adults. We recruited 605 participants from a cross-sectional study, the Isomer of C8 Health Project in China. We measured two representative legacy PFAAs (perfluorooctane sulfonate, PFOS and perfluorooctanoic acid, PFOA), and three PFAA alternatives (two chlorinated polyfluorinated ether sulfonic acids, Cl-PFESAs and perfluorobutanoic acid, PFBA) in serum using ultra-performance liquid chromatograph-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). We applied linear and logistic regression models to analyze associations between serum PFAAs and hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) with multivariable adjustments. We found negative associations between serum PFAAs concentrations and HBsAb. Lower serum HBsAb levels (log mIU/mL) were observed for each log-unit increase in linear PFOS (β = -0.31, 95% confidential interval: 0.84, -0.18), 6:2 PFESA (β = -0.81, 95% CI: 1.20, -0.42), 8:2 PFESA (β = -0.29, 95% CI: 0.43, -0.14) and PFBA (β = -0.18, 95% CI: 0.28, -0.08). The association between PFAAs and HBsAb seronegative seemed to be higher for 6:2 PFESA (odds ratio = 3.32, 95% CI: 2.16, 5.10) than its predecessors, linear PFOS (OR = 1.96, 95% CI: 1.37, 2.81) and branched PFOS isomers (OR = 1.64, 95% CI: 1.05, 2.56). We report new evidence that exposure to PFAA alternatives are associated with lower HBsAb in adults. This association seems to be stronger in 6:2 PFESA than PFOS. Our results suggest that more studies are needed to clarify the potential toxicity of PFAA alternatives in human which will facilitate better chemical regulations for PFAAs.

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Remediation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) polluted soil using pulsed corona discharge plasma

Authors: Zhan, J; Zhang, A; Héroux, P; Guo, Y; Sun, Z; Li, Z; Zhao, J; Liu, Y (2020) Journal of Hazardous Materials 387:121688. HERO ID: 6316920

[Less] Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from contaminated soil accumulates in higher organisms, and causes health . . . [More] Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from contaminated soil accumulates in higher organisms, and causes health risks to humans. In this research, 71 % of the PFOA was degraded, of which 51 % was decomposed into short chain by-products, 19 % mineralized, and 1 % volatilized with 30 kV of voltage, 50 Hz of discharge frequency, 1 % of soil moisture, 300 ppm of PFOA concentration and 6.3 of soil pH using pulsed positive discharge plasma. From a series of experiments, electrons were identified as the dominant active means of PFOA degradation. The decomposition by-products were analyzed by LC-MS. The results indicated that PFOA was decomposed into small by-products including perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA), perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), perfluoropentanoic acid (PFPeA), perfluorobutyric acid (PFBA), pentafluoropropionic acid (PFPrA) and trifluoroacetic acid (TFA). Moreover, in plasma treated soil, the concentration of ammonia nitrogen increased from less than 10 ppm-462 ppm, and the average dry weight of lettuce was 1.6 mg higher than that in natural soil. Additionally, Planctomycetes and Nitrospirae increased after treatment, indicating that plasma technology promotes the process of nitrogen cycle. Thus, PFOA polluted soil could be remediated using this pulse corona plasma technology, and simultaneously improve the fertility of soil without chemical injections.

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Removal of hydrocarbon contaminants from water with perfluorocarboxylated UiO-6X derivatives

Authors: Dechellis, DM; Ngule, CM; Genna, DT (2020) HERO ID: 6392548

[Less] We report that treatment of UiO-66 and UiO-67 with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and heptafluorobutyric . . . [More] We report that treatment of UiO-66 and UiO-67 with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and heptafluorobutyric acid (HFBA) not only render the MOF hydrophobic but also capable of removing hydrocarbon contaminants from water. Additionally HFBA@UiO-66 can coat water droplets, yielding liquid marbles that can be placed in organic solvents without dissolution or dispersal.

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A sensitive method for simultaneous determination of 12 classes of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in groundwater by ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole orbitrap high resolution mass spectrometry

Authors: Liu, S; Junaid, M; Zhong, W; Zhu, Y; Xu, N (2020) Chemosphere 251:126327. HERO ID: 6315759

[Less] Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) comprise a large group of chemicals with diverse physicochemical . . . [More] Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) comprise a large group of chemicals with diverse physicochemical properties, which make their simultaneous determination a challenging task. A trace analytical method based on ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole Orbitrap high resolution mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-Orbitrap HRMS) was developed for simultaneous determination of 54 PFASs belonging to 12 classes in groundwater, including 24 perfluorocarbons and 30 precursors. This method provided good linearity of calibration standards (R2 > 0.99), excellent method limits of quantification (MLOQs) (0.5-250 pg/L), satisfactory matrix spiking recoveries (63%-148%), high precision (intra-day relative standard deviations (RSDs) 1.4-11.4%, inter-day RSDs 1.6-12.9%, and inter-week RSDs 2.1-12.7%), and short runtime (13 min), suitable for high throughput studies. The newly established method was successfully applied to detect PFASs in the groundwater samples collected from Hebei Province, China. Twenty PFASs were detected with the total concentration of 0.3-32.9 ng/L, indicating the contamination level similar to that in drinking water. The dominant PFASs were perfluorobutanesulfonate (PFBS), perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA), perfluoropentanoic acid (PFPeA) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). In addition, 6:2 fluorotelomer phosphate diester (6:2 diPAP) and 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonate (6:2 FTS) were found as the major precursors. The total PFAS concentrations were lower than the cumulative permissible limit of 70 ng/L for PFOS and PFOA recommended by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for drinking water in 2016. In a nutshell, this study provided a fast and sensitive method based on HRMS for the simultaneous analysis of a wide range of PFASs, present at trace levels in groundwater samples.

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Removal of eight perfluoroalkyl acids from aqueous solutions by aeration and duckweed

Authors: Zhang, W; Liang, Y (2020) Science of the Total Environment 724:138357. HERO ID: 6356904

[Less] Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are surfactants. Leveraging their surface active feature, . . . [More] Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are surfactants. Leveraging their surface active feature, this work investigated using aeration to remove perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) from aqueous solutions. Eight PFAAs were spiked to either deionized water or Hoagland solution at three pHs. After 7 h of aeration, removals of perfluorobutanoic acid (PFBA), perfluoropentanoic acid (PFPeA), perfluorobutanesulfonic acid (PFBS), and perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) were marginal and much lower than those of and perfluoroheptanoic acid (PFHpA), perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). In deionized water, close to 80% of PFOA and PFOS at 200 ppb were removed when the pH was 2.3. The Hoagland solution at pH 2.3 and 5.0 benefited removal of long-chain PFAS at 2 ppb, but not at 200 ppb. With duckweed growing on the Hoagland solution surface, >95% of PFHpA, PFHxS, PFOA, and PFOS at 200 ppb were removed after 2 weeks. Aeration enhanced duckweed uptake of PFHxS, PFOA, and PFOS at 2 ppb significantly. Specific to PFOS, duckweed accumulated 14.4% of this compound initially spiked at 2 ppb in 2 weeks. These results demonstrated that aeration plus duckweed could be a viable and scalable remediation solution for surface water contaminated by PFAS.