Volume 3 Anthropogenic Compounds Part K

  • Otto Hutzinger
  • Jaakko Paasivirta

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 3K)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Jaakko Paasivirta
    Pages 1-29
  3. Jacob de Boer
    Pages 43-59
  4. Jacob de Boer, Karin de Boer, Jan P. Boon
    Pages 61-96
  5. Eva Jakobsson, Lillemor Asplund
    Pages 97-126
  6. Jaana Koistinen
    Pages 157-201
  7. Derek Muir, Gary Stern, Gregg Tomy
    Pages 203-236
  8. Walter Vetter, Michael Oehme
    Pages 237-287
  9. Robert J. Letcher, Eva Klasson-Wehler, Ake Bergman
    Pages 315-359
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 361-366

About this book


The book gives an overview on properties and research methods of new persistent organic chlorine and bromine compounds which have been observed as potential environmental hazards especially as bioaccumulated xenobiotics, but intensively studied only recently. Sources from product uses, industrial processes, wastes, emissions or metabolic transformations are reviewed. Physical and chemical properties and degradation rates useful for environmental fate predictions are given. Observations of levels and trends in environmental compartments are presented. Analytical methodologies and biological effects are described in detail. Compounds reviewed include planar PCBs, PCB metabolites, alkylaromatic chlorohydrocarbons (from pulp chlorobleaching and substitutes of PCBs), polybrominated biphenyls, polychlorinated and polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated terphenyls, naphthalenes, dibenzothiophenes and paraffins, toxaphene and tris(4-chlorophenyl)methane derivatives.


Environmental hazards PCB PCBs Toxaphen Toxaphene Umweltschadstoffe emissions ethers hydrocarbons polychlorinated biphenyls xenobiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Otto Hutzinger
    • 1
  • Jaakko Paasivirta
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65838-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48915-3
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