• Journal Article

Determination of acrylamide in rat serum and sciatic nerve by gas chromatography-electron-capture detection

Citation

Raymer, J., Sparacino, C., Velez, G., Padilla, S., MacPhail, R. C., & Crofton, K. M. (1993). Determination of acrylamide in rat serum and sciatic nerve by gas chromatography-electron-capture detection. Journal of Chromatography, 619(2), 223-234.

Abstract

A modified method for the derivatization and determination of acrylamide as 2-bromopropenamide by gas chromatography-electron-capture detection was developed and applied to serum and sciatic nerve from rats. The method was accurate and precise over the calibration range 2.24-7.47 micrograms/ml in serum diluted 1:125 and 4-122 micrograms/g in sciatic nerve homogenate (5 mg/ml). limits of detection were estimated to be 1200 ng/ml in undiluted serum and 3 micrograms/g in intact sciatic nerve. The use of less dilute samples to allow for lower limits of detection appears feasible. The time-course of acrylamide in serum and sciatic nerve was studied after acute dosing and indicated elimination half-lives of 1.8 and 2.0 h for serum and sciatic nerve, respectively. A dose-effect relationship was established for each matrix after acute dosing and the measured acrylamide concentrations in serum (microgram/ml) were approximately the same as in sciatic nerve (microgram/g)