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Main Title Determination of Pentachlorophenol in Marine Biota and Sea Water by Gas-Liquid Chromatography and High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography.
Author Faas, Linda F. ; Moore, James C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/J-79-053;
Stock Number PB80-163678
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Chemical analysis ; Sea water ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Water pollution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Tissue extracts ; Aquatic animals ; Pesticides ; Reprints ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Water pollution detection ; High pressure liquid chromatography
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-163678 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 5p
A method is described for measuring pentachlorophenol (PCP) in samples from the estuarine environment. Gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) is used to determine PCP residues in tissues as low as 0.01 ppm by formation of the ethyl diazohydrocarbon derivative, followed by Florisil cleanup. Application of the method to exposed organisms indicates that PCP accumulates in mullet (Mugil cephalus), grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio), and eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Sea water concentrations as low as 0.002 ppb may be detected by formation of the amyl diazohydrocarbon derivative. Formation of the amyl derivatives of PCP and several related compounds gives GLC separation not possible with the methyl or ethyl derivatives. Parameters are outlined for high-pressure liquid chromatography (LC) determination of the free phenol without cleanup. Ultraviolet detection limits for PCP by LC are 5.0 ppm in tissues and 2.0 ppb in seawater.