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Main Title Mass Spectrometric Analysis and Characterization of Kepone in Environmental and Human Samples.
Author Harless, R. L. ; Harris, D. E. ; Sovocool, G. W. ; Zehr, R. D. ; Wilson, N. K. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Toxicology Div.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/J-78/043;
Stock Number PB-286 923
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Environmental surveys ; Chemical analysis ; Biological extracts ; Mass spectroscopy ; Gas chromatography ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Samples ; Nuclear magnetic resonance ; Humans ; Kepone ; Reprints
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-286 923 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
A specific portion of our environment has been contaminated with Kepone, or chlordecone. Additionally, some specific human exposures to high concentrations of Kepone have been confirmed. Gas chromatography mass spectrometry involving chemical ionization and high resolution mass spectrometry were used to detect, identify and confirm the presence of Kepone, Kepone photoproducts and a reduction product of Kepone in environmental and human samples. Field desorption, field ionization and electron impact mass spectrometric methods, as well as infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques were used to characterize and identify Kepone hydrate and hemiketal in benzene and methanol solutions, respectively.