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Main Title Identification and Determination of Tert-Alkylphenols in Carp from the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River, Michigan USA.
Author Shiraishi, H. ; Carter, D. S. ; Hites, R. A. ;
CORP Author Indiana Univ. at Bloomington.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-R-813524; EPA/600/J-89/433;
Stock Number PB90-264797
Additional Subjects Carp ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Detroit River ; Pesticides ; Chlorinated hydrocarbons ; Reprints ; Chemical water pollutants ; tert-Alkylphenols ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-264797 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Whole carp from the Detroit River were analyzed by gas chromatographic mass spectrometry. Seven tertiary alkyl phenols (tert-pentylphenols, tert-butyl-tert-pentylphenols, a di-tert-pentylphenol and a tri-tert-pentylphenol) and eight chlorinated derivatives of these compounds were identified from their mass spectra and confirmed with synthesized authentic standards. 2,4-Di-tert-pentylphenol was the most abundant of these compounds; in one fish sample, its concentration was about 140 ppm. The same alkyl phenols were also found in technical-grade 2,4-di-tert-pentylphenol, which is manufactured at a chemical plant located near the Detroit River. Comparison of the alkyl phenol levels in carp with those in nearby sediments showed that many of these compounds are taken up by carp and that carp can be used to roughly track local sediment contamination. (Copyright (c) 1989 by John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.)