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Instrumental methods and challenges in quantifying polybrominated diphenyl ethers in environmental extracts: a review.

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Stapleton, HM
Published in: Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry
October 2006

Increased interest in the fate, transport and toxicity of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) over the past few years has led to a variety of studies reporting different methods of analysis for these persistent organic pollutants. Because PBDEs encompass a range of vapor pressures, molecular weights and degrees of bromine substitution, various analytical methods can lead to discrimination of some PBDE congeners. Recent improvements in injection techniques and mass spectrometer ionization methods have led to a variety of options to determine PBDEs in environmental samples. The purpose of this paper is therefore to review the available literature describing the advantages and disadvantages in choosing an injection technique, gas chromatography column and detector. Additional discussion is given to the challenges in measuring PBDEs, including potential chromatographic interferences and the lack of commercial standards for higher brominated congeners, which provides difficulties in examining degradation and debromination of BDE congeners, particularly for BDE 209.

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Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry

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EISSN

1618-2650

ISSN

1618-2642

Publication Date

October 2006

Volume

386

Issue

4

Start / End Page

807 / 817

Related Subject Headings

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • 40 Engineering
  • 34 Chemical sciences
  • 31 Biological sciences
  • 09 Engineering
  • 06 Biological Sciences
  • 03 Chemical Sciences
 

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Stapleton, H. M. (2006). Instrumental methods and challenges in quantifying polybrominated diphenyl ethers in environmental extracts: a review. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 386(4), 807–817. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-006-0400-y
Stapleton, Heather M. “Instrumental methods and challenges in quantifying polybrominated diphenyl ethers in environmental extracts: a review.Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 386, no. 4 (October 2006): 807–17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-006-0400-y.
Stapleton HM. Instrumental methods and challenges in quantifying polybrominated diphenyl ethers in environmental extracts: a review. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry. 2006 Oct;386(4):807–17.
Stapleton, Heather M. “Instrumental methods and challenges in quantifying polybrominated diphenyl ethers in environmental extracts: a review.Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, vol. 386, no. 4, Oct. 2006, pp. 807–17. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00216-006-0400-y.
Stapleton HM. Instrumental methods and challenges in quantifying polybrominated diphenyl ethers in environmental extracts: a review. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry. 2006 Oct;386(4):807–817.
Journal cover image

Published In

Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry

DOI

EISSN

1618-2650

ISSN

1618-2642

Publication Date

October 2006

Volume

386

Issue

4

Start / End Page

807 / 817

Related Subject Headings

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • 40 Engineering
  • 34 Chemical sciences
  • 31 Biological sciences
  • 09 Engineering
  • 06 Biological Sciences
  • 03 Chemical Sciences