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Using the US EPA's CompTox Dashboard to support identification and screening of emerging organic contaminants in the environment (ACS Spring National meeting) 2 of 7

Citation:

McEachran, A., J. Sobus, S. Newton, M. Strynar, AND A. Williams. Using the US EPA's CompTox Dashboard to support identification and screening of emerging organic contaminants in the environment (ACS Spring National meeting) 2 of 7. Presented at ACS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 02 - 06, 2017. https://doi.org/10.23645/epacomptox.5057959

Impact/Purpose:

Presentation at ACS Spring meeting session on Environmental Chemistry Division: Presentation Session- “Identification and screening of emerging organic contaminants in the environment by accurate mass high resolution mass spectrometry”

Description:

The US EPA’s iCSS CompTox Dashboard is a curated, publicly accessible resource provided by the National Center for Computational Toxicology (https://comptox.epa.gov). The Dashboard provides support for toxicology and risk assessment within and external to the EPA (including ToxCast, ExpoCast, and CPCat, among others). In addition to these data, the underlying database of ~720,000 chemicals allows for tentative identification of chemical features for mass-spectrometry non-targeted analysis (NTA). Our approach includes a series of mass spectrometry specific searches that identify hypothetical molecular ions in complex mixtures and perform rank prioritization of search hit lists to help identify “known-unknowns”. We demonstrate that the availability of data regarding chemical functional use is valuable in assisting in the identification of structure candidates. This presentation will provide examples of using the Dashboard in the identification of unknown chemical features observed in a variety of environmental matrices including dust and wastewater. We will also present on batch-based searching to speed up mass-spectrometric data analyses of environmental samples. This abstract does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

URLs/Downloads:

https://doi.org/10.23645/epacomptox.5057959   Exit

ACS ABSTRACT NO. 2 MCEACHRAN_AJW0921_2016.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 20.76 KB,  about PDF)

ENVR USING DASHBOARD FOR EMERGING CONTAM DRAFT V3.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 1973.666 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 04/06/2017
Record Last Revised: 03/12/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 339831

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL TOXICOLOGY