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Main Title Multispectral Identification of Alkyl and Chloroalkyl Phosphates from an Industrial Effluent.
Author Thruston, A. D. ; Richardson, S. D. ; McGuire, J. M. ; Collette, T. W. ; Trusty, C. D. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.;Technology Applications, Inc., Athens, GA.
Publisher c1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/J-91/297;
Stock Number PB92-124353
Additional Subjects Industrial wastes ; Water pollution detection ; Water analysis ; Organic phosphates ; Fire resistance coatings ; Waste water ; Mass spectroscopy ; Gas chromatography ; Fourier transform spectroscopy ; Plastics processing ; Textile industry ; Lubricants ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB92-124353 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Multispectral techniques (gas chromatography combined with low and high resolution electron-impact mass spectrometry, low and high resolution chemical ionization mass spectrometry, and Fourier transform infrared mass spectroscopy) were used to identify 13 alkyl and chloroalkyl phosphates in a water sample taken from the effluent of a plant that manufactures fire-retardant chemicals. Of the 13 phosphates identified, only 4 were located in library mass spectra data bases; thus, techniques other than conventional low resolution electron-impact mass spectrometry with data base matching were required. Several of the identified phosphates are commonly used fire retardants; however, three exhibited chemical structures different from those of the commercially manufactured fire retardants and the reactants used in their synthesis. (Copyright (c) 1991 American Society for Mass Spectrometry.)