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In vivo studies on the metabolism of hexanedioic acid.

Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry (1975-01-06)
J E Pettersen
ABSTRACT

1. Using the combined gas-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry technique it was shown that ketotic patients excreted up to 273 mg of hexanedioic acid daily in their urine, whereas serum samples from these patients contained only trace amounts of this acid. Healthy humans excreted 2-5 mg daily. Hexanedioic acid was not detectable in normal serum. 2. An experiment with the infusion of large amounts of 3-hydroxybutyrate into a dog indicated that the increased urinary hexanedioic acid excretion in ketosis is not due to a competition between 3-hydroxybutyrate and hexanedioic acid for the same renal reabsorption mechanism. 3. [ 1,6-14-C]Hexanedioic acid intravenously injected into a dog was at first distributed in the extracellular space, followed by a partial equilibration with the intracellular space. About 11% of the injected dose was expired as 14-CO2 in 220 min. The maximal 14-CO2 production rate was obtained after about 20 min. In 240 min, 47% of the injected radioactivity was recovered in the urine. The large urinary excretion of labeled hexanedioic acid observed in the presence of only trace amounts in serum, showed that the high excretion by ketotic patients of the dicarboxylic acid may be explained without postulating an exclusive renal synthesis for hexanedioic acid.

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Adipic acid, ≥99.5%
Sigma-Aldrich
Adipic acid, 99%
Sigma-Aldrich
Adipic acid, BioXtra, ≥99.5% (HPLC)
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Adipic acid, certified reference material, TraceCERT®