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The University of Maine

2009

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Analysis Of Melamine And Cyanuric Acid By Liquid Chromatography With Diode Array Detection And Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Byungchul Kim May 2009

Analysis Of Melamine And Cyanuric Acid By Liquid Chromatography With Diode Array Detection And Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Byungchul Kim

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Melamine and cyanuric acid are the compounds that caused the global incidences of kidney related disease to pets and infants in North America and China during the last two years. After a concerted research effort by U.S. laboratories, it was discovered that they were intentionally added in raw ingredients to pet foods or milk to increase nitrogen levels without providing protein. Melamine and cyanuric acid can easily combine by hydrogen bonding and produce a melamine-cyanurate complex that directly caused renal failure to pets and infants who consumed the tainted pet food or milk. Many analytical methods for the determination ...