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Main Title Analytical Methodology for the Determination of Kepone (Trademark) Residues in Fish, Shellfish, and Hi-Vol Air Filters.
Author Hodgson, David W. ; Kantor, Edward J. ; Mann, J. Bruce ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. Environmental Toxicology Div.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/600/J-78/048;
Stock Number PB-287 158
Additional Subjects Chemical analysis ; Biological extracts ; Oysters ; Clams ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Pesticides ; Aquatic animals ; Samples ; Tables(Data) ; Residues ; Extraction ; Fishes ; Shellfish ; Water pollution ; Kepone ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Pesticide residues ; Reprints ; Bioaccumulation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-287 158 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 17p
The recent discovery of the pollution of the environment with Kepone has resulted in a tremendous interest in the development of residue methodology for the compound. Current multiresidue methods for the determination of the common organochlorinated pesticides do not yield good quantitative analytical results for Kepone. The extracting solvents are usually of insufficient polarity to extract Kepone from the various media. This article describes some of the recently developed methodology for Kepone in air filters, finfish, finfish livers and entrails, shellfish, and archival oyster samples. The finfish and archival oyster samples were Soxhlet extracted using diethyl ether/petroleum and ether (1:1 v/v) as the extracting solvent. The finfish livers and entrails were macerated in a Duall tissue grinder containing acetonitrile followed by partitioning of the Kepone into benzene. Shellfish samples were analyzed after extracting the sample with acetonitrile and partitioning the Kepone into benzene. The Hi-Vol air samples were extracted with methanol/benzene (1:1 v/v). The coextracting contaminants were removed by micro-Florisil column chromatography and/or acid digestion. The procedural recovery of Kepone from fortified samples averaged 82%.