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Chemosphere. 1995 Jul;31(2):2661-8.

The metabolism of n-nonane in male Fischer 344 rats.

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Department of Chemistry, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435, USA.


The urinary metabolites of n-nonane in male Fischer 344 rats, after administering the hydrocarbon by gavage, included gamma-valerolactone, delta-hexanolactone, 2,5-hexanedione, delta-heptanolactone, 1-heptanol, 2-nonanol, 3-nonanol, 4-nonanol, 4-nonanone and 5-methyl-2-(3-oxobutyl)furan. Metabolism strongly favored the formation of monoalcohols and lactones, which are the products of appropriately substituted hydroxy carboxylic acids. The metabolites were identified using gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) permitted the detection of the dicarboxylic acids malonic acid and glutaric acid in the n-nonane dosed rat urines.

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