Quantitative Analysis of Radiation-induced Hydrocarbons in Irradiated Chicken at Various Dose Levels

  • Kim, Eun-Ah (Dept. of Food and Nutrition , Chosun University) ;
  • Lee, Hae-Jung (Dept. of Food and Nutrition , Chosun Universit) ;
  • Yang, Jae-Seung (Dept. of Food irradiation, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Kyong-Su (Dept. of Food and Nutrition , Chosun University)
  • Published : 1998.12.01


Gamma-irradiated chicken at dose levels of 0.1 to 10 kGy was subjected to detection of radiation-induced hydrocarbons whether irradiated or not. The hydrocarbons extracted from chicken fat were separated by florishil column chromatography and identified with GC-FID and GC/MS methods. Eight kinds of hydrocarbons were identified from irradiated chicken, among which 1, 7-hexadecadiene and 8-heptadencene were detected as major compounds , Remarkably radiation-induced hydrocarbons in irradiated chiken were detected at 0.5kGy and over. The concentration of radiation-induced hydrocarbons was relatively constant during 16 weeks.