Avian metabolism of halogenated biphenyls. Academic Article uri icon


  • 1. The metabolism of several halogenated biphenyls has been studied using poultry as a model system. The substrates 4-chlorobiphenyl and 4-bromobiphenyl each yielded two metabolites (4'-chloro-4-biphenylol, 4'-chloro-3,4-biphenyldiol; 4'-bromo-4-biphenylol, 4'-bromo-3,4-biphenyldiol), while 4,4'-dichlorobiphenyl yielded only one metabolite (4,4-dichloro-3-biphenylol). 2. Metabolites were not found in eggs collected for 7 days following the administration of the substrate.

published proceedings

  • Xenobiotica

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Jones, D. H., Kohli, J., & Safe, S.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Jones, DH||Kohli, J||Safe, S

publication date

  • December 1979