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  1. CORESTA Meeting, Smoke Science/Product Technology, Aix-en-Provence, 2009, SSPT 31

    Influence of potassium on the formation of benzo[a]pyrene in tobacco pyrolysis

    YOSHIDA S.; UWANO Y.
    Japan Tobacco Inc., Tobacco Science Research Lab., Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
    It is known that potassium, which is the most abundant alkali metal in tobacco leaves, affects the thermal degradation of biomass and cigarette combustion. However, there is little information on the relationship between potassium and the formation...
  2. TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2009, 63, abstr. 62

    Effect of temperature and atmosphere on the mutagenicity and cytotoxicity of smoke condensate in tobacco pyrolysis

    OTSU Y.; NISHIO Y.; YOSHIDA S.
    Japan Tobacco Inc., Research Center, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
    Total particulate matter (TPM) generated by the combustion of tobacco leaves shows in vitro biological activities. Tobacco leaves are subjected to a wide range of temperatures and oxygen concentrations during cigarette smoking. It is known that the...