Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 14 OF 25
|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.|
|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|
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.