Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 649–653

Determination of pentachlorophenol and chlorobiphenylols in biological samples

  • V. Zitko
  • O. Hutzinger
  • P. M. K. Choi

DOI: 10.1007/BF01685907

Cite this article as:
Zitko, V., Hutzinger, O. & Choi, P.M.K. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. (1974) 12: 649. doi:10.1007/BF01685907


Pentachlorophenol is detectable in samples of aquatic fauna from relatively clean areas. The levels are probably not significant toxicologically.

The described procedure for the determination of chlorobiphenylols may be used to detect these compounds in the μg/g range in biological samples. All samples contained some unidentified compounds in the chlorobiphenylol fraction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Zitko
    • 1
  • O. Hutzinger
    • 2
  • P. M. K. Choi
    • 3
  1. 1.Biological StationSt. Andrews
  2. 2.Atlantic Regional LaboratoryNational Research CouncilHalifax
  3. 3.McGill UniversityMontreal