The purpose of this study was to characterize the nonvolatile,
water soluble, bis(hydroxyalkyl)N-nitrosamines produced from the
reaction of spermidine and nitrite.
The biologically occurring polyamine spermidine was reacted
with nitrite in the presence of acid. The reaction products were
isolated and converted to trimethylsilyl (TMS) derivatives. The
derivatized products were...