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Main Title Ambient aquatic life water quality criteria nonylphenol
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Science and Technology.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA 822-R-05-005
Stock Number PB2006-106767
OCLC Number 64444947
Subjects Water quality--Standards--United States ; Phenol--Toxicology--United States ; Water--Pollution--United States ; Aquatic organisms--Effect of water pollution on--United States
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Nonylphenol ; Aquatic life ; Toxicity ; Aquatic biology ; Marine biology ; Marine plants ; Bioaccumulation ;
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EJB CAS no. 84852-15-3 ; CAS no. 25154-52-3
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 822/R-05-005 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/05/2006
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 822-R-05-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/16/2014
EJBD  EPA 822-R-05-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/30/2019
NTIS  PB2006-106767 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 88 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Section 304(a)(l) of the Clean Water Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-217) requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish water quality criteria that accurately reflect the latest scientific knowledge on the kind and extent of all identifiable effects on health and welfare that might be expected from the presence of pollutants in any body of water, including ground water. This document is a revision of proposed criteria based upon consideration of comments received from independent peer reviewers and the public. Criteria contained in this document replace any previously published EPA aquatic life criteria for the same pollutant(s). Nonylphenol (C(sub 15)H(sub 24)O) is produced from cyclic intermediates in the refinement of petroleum and coal-tar crudes. It is manufactured by alkylating phenol with mixed isomeric nonenes in the presence of an acid catalyst. The resulting product is a mixture of various isomers of nonylphenol, predominantly para-substituted nonylphenol, (phenol, 4-nonyl-branched, CAS No. 84852-15-3; 4-nonylphenol, CAS No. 104-40-5; and phenol, nonyl-, CAS No. 25154-52-3) with small amounts of ortho-substituted phenol (2-nonylphenol, CAS No. 136-83-4), and trace amounts of 2,4-dinonylphenol (phenol, dinonyl, branched, CAS No. 84962-08-3). Additional isomers, which represent the numerous branched structures that occur within the nonyl (nine carbon) group, add to the complexity of the compound. Commercial nonylphenol is most accurately described by CAS number 84852-15-3 (phenol, 4-nonyl-branched), but CAS numbers 104-40-5 (phenol, 4-nonyl-) and 25154-52-3 (phenol, nonyl) have also been used to describe these compounds commercially. The criteria derived in this document address the CAS numbers 84852-15-3 and 25154-52-3.
"December 2005." "CAS registry no. 84852-15-3." "CAS registry no. 25154-52-3." Includes bibliographical references (p. 68-88).