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Multispectral identiftcation of alkyl and chloroalkyl phosphates from an industrial effluent.

Authors
  • Thruston, A D1
  • Richardson, S D
  • McGuire, J M
  • Collette, T W
  • Trusty, C D
  • 1 Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, College Station Road, 30613, Athens, GA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1991
Volume
2
Issue
5
Pages
419–426
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/1044-0305(91)85008-T
PMID: 24242693
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Multispectral techniques (gas chromatography combined with low and high resolution electron-impact mass spectrometry, low and high resolution chemical ionization mass spectrometry, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) were used to identify 13 alkyl and chloroalkyl phosphates in a water sample taken from the effluent of a plant that manufactures fire-retardant chemicals. Of the 13 phosphates identified, only 4 were located in hbrary mass spectral data bases; thus, techniques other than conventional low resolution electron-impact mass spectrometry with data base matching were required. Several of the Identified phosphates are commonly used ftre retardants; however, three exhibited chemical structures different from those of the commercially manufactured fire retardants and the reactants used in their synthesis.

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