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The identification of arsenobetaine as the sole water-soluble arsenic constituent of the tail muscle of the western king prawnPenaeus Latisulcatus

Authors
Journal
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C Comparative Pharmacology
0306-4492
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
87
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0742-8413(87)90019-3

Abstract

Abstract 1. Samples of tail muscle of the western king prawn, Penaeus latisulcatus collected from two locations were examined separately for the presence of arsenobetaine and other arsenic compounds. 2. For both samples the aqueous extract accounted for < 97% of the total arsenic. 3. The water-soluble arsenic was present as one compound only which was isolated and identified as arsenobetaine.

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