Studies on the interaction between Se, Te, Cd, As and Zn and the distribution of Fe, Co, Rb and Hg in mice by instrumental neutron activation analysis

  • M. Czauderna
  • J. Konecki
  • M. Głowacka


The incorporation of Se and Te into liver, kidneys, heart, spleen, lung and small intestine after i.p. injections of Balby mice with seleno-cystine (CySe)2 and Na2TeO3 in the presence of Cd (as CdCl2), As (as As2O3) and Zn (as ZnSO4) has been studied. The change of contents of Co, Fe, Rb and Hg were determined in all investigated organs after injections with the above compounds. Instrumental neutron activation analysis was applied as the analytical method. It was found that a competitive interaction occurs between As and Se or Te. Similarly, this interaction has been observed between Se and Cd. The data obtained suggest that Cd has a higher competitive ability to displace Te than Zn and Se. Injection with the above compounds affects the contents of Fe, Co, Rb and Hg in all mice organs.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry CdCl2 Small Intestine Activation Analysis 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Czauderna
    • 1
  • J. Konecki
    • 2
  • M. Głowacka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryWarsaw UniversityWarsawPoland)
  2. 2.Department of Cytology and HistologySilesian Medical AcademyZabrzePoland)

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