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Main Title Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Pentachlorophenol in Human Urine by Formation of Alkyl Ethers.
Author Cranmer, Morris ; Freal., Joseph ;
CORP Author Food and Drug Administration, Chamblee, Ga.
Year Published 1970
Stock Number PB-276 311
Additional Subjects Pesticides ; Chemical analysis ; Gas chromatography ; Herbicides ; Urine ; Humans ; Public health ; Electron capture ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Reprints ; PCP herbicide ; Phenol/pentachloro ; Electron capture gas chromatography ; Urinalysis ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-276 311 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 8p
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) is a herbicide, defoliant, and antimicrobic chemical used throughout the United States as a preservative agent for many products. The ubiquity of human exposure to this potentially dangerous compound has prompted concern in the field of public health. This interest has been stimulated by several recent industrial and public intoxications which resulted in fatalities. This report describes a simple and rapid method for the determination of PCP based upon its conversion to any one or more of seven possible alkyl ethers. PCP ethers are detected and quantitated by electron capture gas chromatography and their identity is confirmed by p-values. Data are presented for seven GLC columns and three p-value solvent systems.