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Main Title Characterization of HRGC/MS unidentified peaks from the analysis of human adipose : volume I : technical report /
Author Onstot, J. D. ; Ayling, R. E. ; Stanley, J. S.
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Author Title of a Work
Onstot, Jon D.
Ayling, Randall E.
Stanley, John S.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/560/5-87/002A; EPA-68-02-4252
Stock Number PB88-100367
OCLC Number 18803040
Additional Subjects Exposure ; Organic compounds ; Toxicity ; Connective tissue ; Chemical analysis ; Sampling ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Data collection ; Computer applications ; Tables(Data) ; National Human Adipose Tissue Survey ; Adipose tissue
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EHAM  EPA/560/5-87/002A Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 05/25/2016
EJED NPCD EPA 560/5-87-002A OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/06/2004
EJED  EPA 560/5-87-002A OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 08/06/2004
EKBD  EPA-560/5-87-002A Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/03/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-5-87-002A Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023 DISPERSAL
EMBD  PB88-100367 MF NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/26/1992
ESAD  EPA 560-5-87-002A Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB88-100367 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 57 pages
The National Human Adipose Tissue Survey (NHATS), administered by EPA's Office of Toxic Substances (OTS), is an ongoing chemical monitoring network designed to detect levels and prevalences of toxic substances in the adipose tissue of the general U.S. population. Adipose specimens collected in fiscal year 1982 were analyzed as composites for volatile and semivolatile organic compounds via High resolution gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (HRGC/MS) as part of a previous effort. The data files were then processed using a method developed to automatically identify unknown HRGC/MS peaks. The method consisted of automatic identification of unknown spectra via comparisons to reference mass spectra, transfer of the results of the identification step to a microcomputer, compilation of the data into a spreadsheet program and generation of compound identification tables from the spreadsheet. Application of the method to the adipose data resulted in the identification of volatile compounds from 18 separate chemical classes and semivolatiles from 29 chemical classes. Compound classes included saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, aldehydes, ketones, steroids, heterocyclic compounds, drugs, aliphatic and phthalate esters, phenols, halocarbons, and methyl-substituted organosiloxanes.
"June 30, 1987." "EPA-560/5-87-002A." "EPA Contract No. 68-02-4252."