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Toxicity of copper to the marine amphipod Allorchestes compressa in the presence of water- and lipid-soluble ligands

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Abstract

Acute toxicity tests were carried out on the marine amphipod Allorchestes compressa Dana using copper sulfate and some organocopper complexes. For copper sulfate, 96 h LC50 values of 0.11 and 0.5 mg Cu/liter were determined for the juveniles and the adults, respectively. Juveniles were about 4.5 times more sensitive to copper than adults Organocopper complexes were tested on adults only. The three water soluble ligands nitrotriacetic acid, 8-hydroxyquinoline-5-sulfoic acid and tannic acid ameliorated copper toxicity by decreasing the concentration of free ionic copper while lipid-soluble ligands such as oxine and potassium ethylxanthogenate increased copper toxicity, presumably as a result of the complexes diffusing through the cell membrane and participating in injurious reaction. The copper complex with 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline was the most toxic complex tested. It is suggested that the presence of these ligands in the receiving water should be taken into consideration when establishing water quality criteria. 19 references, 2 figures, 3 tables.
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1984
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-85-178148
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Mar. Biol. (Berlin); (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 84:1
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; COPPER; TOXICITY; LIGANDS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; RESPONSE MODIFYING FACTORS; AGE DEPENDENCE; COPPER SULFATES; CRUSTACEANS; DOSE-RESPONSE RELATIONSHIPS; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ARTHROPODS; COPPER COMPOUNDS; ELEMENTS; INVERTEBRATES; METALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SULFATES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 560304* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Invertebrates- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
5119621
Research Organizations:
Australian Atomic Energy Commission Research Establishment, Sutherland
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: MBIOA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 41-45
Announcement Date:
Nov 01, 1985

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Citation Formats

Ahsanullah, M, and Florence, T M. Toxicity of copper to the marine amphipod Allorchestes compressa in the presence of water- and lipid-soluble ligands. Germany: N. p., 1984. Web.
Ahsanullah, M, & Florence, T M. Toxicity of copper to the marine amphipod Allorchestes compressa in the presence of water- and lipid-soluble ligands. Germany.
Ahsanullah, M, and Florence, T M. 1984. "Toxicity of copper to the marine amphipod Allorchestes compressa in the presence of water- and lipid-soluble ligands." Germany.
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title = {Toxicity of copper to the marine amphipod Allorchestes compressa in the presence of water- and lipid-soluble ligands}
author = {Ahsanullah, M, and Florence, T M}
abstractNote = {Acute toxicity tests were carried out on the marine amphipod Allorchestes compressa Dana using copper sulfate and some organocopper complexes. For copper sulfate, 96 h LC50 values of 0.11 and 0.5 mg Cu/liter were determined for the juveniles and the adults, respectively. Juveniles were about 4.5 times more sensitive to copper than adults Organocopper complexes were tested on adults only. The three water soluble ligands nitrotriacetic acid, 8-hydroxyquinoline-5-sulfoic acid and tannic acid ameliorated copper toxicity by decreasing the concentration of free ionic copper while lipid-soluble ligands such as oxine and potassium ethylxanthogenate increased copper toxicity, presumably as a result of the complexes diffusing through the cell membrane and participating in injurious reaction. The copper complex with 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline was the most toxic complex tested. It is suggested that the presence of these ligands in the receiving water should be taken into consideration when establishing water quality criteria. 19 references, 2 figures, 3 tables.}
journal = {Mar. Biol. (Berlin); (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {84:1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1984}
month = {Dec}
}