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Main Title Biomethylation and Environmental Transport of Metals.
Author Krishnamurthy, S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/247;
Stock Number PB92-206275
Additional Subjects Heavy metals ; Toxic materials ; Methylation ; Environmental transport ; Lead ; Chromium ; Tin ; Mercury ; Arsenic ; Methyl radicals ; Methyl iodide ; Risk assessment ; Physical properties ; Reprints ; Biomethylation ; Methylcobalamin
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NTIS  PB92-206275 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/01/1993
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Abstract
The biological methylation of metals and their transport in the Environment are discussed. The methylating agents are methylcobalamin and methyl iodide. Methyl metals are more volatile than the parent metal ions, and they are lipid soluble. This change in physical properties render the methyl metals capable of transport in the media. The metals discussed include Mercury, Lead, Arsenic, Chromium, and Tin. The mechanism of biomethylation is discussed.