Percutaneous absorption and elimination of an aromatic hair dye

E. P. Frenkel, F. Brody

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The absorption, excretion, an metabolic fate of a water soluble, small molecular weight dye (HC Blue No. 1, a nitrophenylenediamine derivative) was studied. Percutaneous absorption in rats and rabbits was demonstrated. The dye was excreted in both the urine and the bile. Chromatographic studies of urine and bile demonstrated identity with the original dye, suggesting that no metabolic alteration of the dye occurred during in vivo transit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Environmental Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1973


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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