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Selenium is an essential trace element nutrient for human life, but it can be extremely toxic if taken excess. Various adsorbents have been applied for the removal of selenium from water but performed poorly in the removal of Se (VI), which is more bioavailable and more difficult to remove....
Natural and anthropogenic inputs of arsenic and selenium to the environment in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands RegionDownload
Industrial development of the Athabasca Bituminous Sands (ABS) in northern Alberta, Canada, has raised concerns that emissions of arsenic and selenium to the surrounding landscape and waterbodies have been increasing over time. To test this hypothesis, a comprehensive study of arsenic and...
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) enriched eggs are an increasingly important contributor to the egg industry due to the health benefits of n-3 PUFA. During storage and cooking, n-3 PUFA could undergo oxidation and further cause cholesterol oxidation. This study examined stability of...
Background Postpartum depression is a serious problem for women and their offspring. Micronutrient supplements are recommended for pregnant women because of their documented protective effects for the offspring, but their potential beneficial effects on maternal mental health are unknown. This...
I investigated, water, invertebrates and fishes from lakes in Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country, Alberta for selenium (Se), an element known to be toxic to vertebrates. At some depths, Se concentrations in sediment exceeded recognized thresholds for bird and fish reproductive...
The first chapter of this thesis describes the development of a general route for the generation of selenium stabilized carbanions via a method that bypasses acid catalyzed formation of selenoacetals. Aldehydes are first converted into α-hydroxystannanes by nucleophilic addition of Bu3SnLi. The...