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Polar Metabolites and their Potential Toxicity

Congratulations to Belinda Ferrari, her team and all those involved in this great publication “Characterization of polar metabolites and evaluation of their potential toxicity in hydrocarbon contaminated Antarctic soil elutriates”.

This paper has three main highlights:

  • Polar metabolites have a higher solubility than their parent hydrocarbons and are potentially bioavailable.

  • Nine aldehydes ranging from nC2-nC12 were found in hydrocarbon contaminated soil elutriates.

  • Aldehydes could be potential chemical markers for hydrocarbon degradation.

You can find this publication here.

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