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The form of iron in pigment gallstones

Chua-anusorn, W., St. Pierre, T.G., Webb, J., Wang, K. and Lu, J. F. (1994) The form of iron in pigment gallstones. Hyperfine Interactions, 91 (1). pp. 911-916.

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Mössbauer and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra of pigment gallstones were recorded at room temperature. Iron in the gallstones was found to be high-spin iron(III) with some or all of the iron being in a site of low symmetry, giving a g=4.28 signal in the EPR spectrum. Spectra of a sample of bilirubin indicated that the iron in the gallstones was not in the form of the iron-bilirubin complex. Elemental analysis also showed the presence of Cu, Mn, Zn, and Pb in addition to the Fe.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: © 1994 J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers.
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