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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.|
|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|
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.