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Main Title Plant Phenols and Related Organic Compounds in Public Water Sources, Their Relationship to Chlorination.
Author Shimiz, Yuzuru ;
CORP Author Rhode Island Univ., Kingston. Water Resources Center.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-14-31-0001-3840; OWRR-A-041-RI; 14468,; A-041-RI(1)
Stock Number PB-223 566
Additional Subjects ( Phenols ; Chlorination) ; ( Cinnamic acid ; Chlorination) ; ( Amino acids ; Chlorination) ; ( Biocides ; Chlorine organic compounds) ; ( Chlorine organic compounds ; Toxicology) ; Bacteria ; Mollusca ; Snails ; Mice ; Nitriles ; Flavonoids ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-223 566 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
In the investigation of interaction between organic pollutants and active chlorine in water, hydroxycinnamic acids were found to afford various chlorinated styrene and chlorinated quinone derivatives. Phenolic amino acids tyrosine gave chlorinated benzyl acetonitrile derivatives. Furthermore, it was discovered that, in general, free amino acids afford nitrile derivatives even in a very high dilution. To evaluate the possible effects of these products to human and ecological systems, antimicrobial, molluscicidal activities and acute toxicities to mice were investigated. In each case, mild activity was observed with most of the compounds. This means that chlorine used in water and sewage treatment is partly fixed by binding with these organic compounds to form possibly toxic compounds.