Ivan Kempson - Synchrotron Radiation Reveals Arsenic Poisoning and Metabolism in Hair: The case of Phar Lap

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      Publication Details (including relevant citation   information):

      IM Kempson, D.A.   Henry, Synchrotron Radiation Reveals Arsenic Poisoning and   Metabolism in Hair: The case of Phar Lap, Angewandte Chemie –   Int Ed. 49,4237-4240, 2010.

      Abstract:

      An eighty-year-old mystery is solved in the retrospective   post-mortem examination of the iconic race horse Phar Lap. As   reported by I. Kempson and D. Henry in their Communication on   page 4237 ff., distinct trends in arsenic distributions and   chemistry consistent with ingestion of the toxin hours before   Phar Laps excruciating and rapid demise. This unique case of hair   analysis reveals metabolic and hair-incorporation processes   associated with his arsenic consumption.

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