Harmonization of acronyms for volatile organic compound metabolites using a standardized naming system

Denise S. Tevis, Sharon R. Flores, Brandon M. Kenwood, Deepak Bhandari, Peyton Jacob, Jia Liu, Pawel K. Lorkiewicz, Daniel J. Conklin, Stephen S. Hecht, Maciej L. Goniewicz, Benjamin C. Blount, Víctor R. De Jesús

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Abstract

Increased interest in volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure has led to an increased need for consistent, systematic, and informative naming of VOC metabolites. As analytical methods have expanded to include many metabolites in a single assay, the number of acronyms in use for a single metabolite has expanded in an unplanned and inconsistent manner due to a lack of guidance or group consensus. Even though the measurement of VOC metabolites is a well-established means to investigate exposure to VOCs, a formal attempt to harmonize acronyms amongst investigators has not been published. The aim of this work is to establish a system of acronym naming that provides consistency in current acronym usage and a foundation for creating acronyms for future VOC metabolites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113749
JournalInternational Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
Volume235
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Pawel K. Lorkiewicz and Daniel J. Conklin acknowledge National Institute on Drug Abuse grants: P42 ES023716, P54 HL120163, P30 GM127607. Peyton Jacob acknowledges NIH grant P30 DA012393.

Funding Information:
Pawel K. Lorkiewicz and Daniel J. Conklin acknowledge National Institute on Drug Abuse grants: P42 ES023716 , P54 HL120163 , P30 GM127607 . Peyton Jacob acknowledges NIH grant P30 DA012393 .

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021

Keywords

  • Acronyms
  • Biomonitoring
  • Mercapturic acids
  • Naming systems
  • Volatile organic compound metabolites
  • Volatile organic compounds

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  • Journal Article

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