Experientia

, Volume 40, Issue 11, pp 1247–1248 | Cite as

Evidence for the presence of arsenobetaine as a major arsenic compound in the shrimpSergestes lucens

  • K. Shiomi
  • A. Shinagawa
  • T. Igarashi
  • H. Yamanaka
  • T. Kikuchi
Short Communications

Summary

The major arsenic compound in the shrimpSergestes lucens was isolated and identified as arsenobetaine (CH3)3A S + CH2COO. Arsenobetaine accounted for 80% of the total arsenic in the shrimp.

Key words

Shrimp arsenobetaine arsenic marine ecosystem marine food 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Shiomi
    • 1
  • A. Shinagawa
    • 1
  • T. Igarashi
    • 1
  • H. Yamanaka
    • 1
  • T. Kikuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Food Science and TechnologyTokyo University of FisheriesTokyo 108(Japan)

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