Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 649-653

First online:

Determination of pentachlorophenol and chlorobiphenylols in biological samples

  • V. ZitkoAffiliated withBiological Station
  • , O. HutzingerAffiliated withAtlantic Regional Laboratory, National Research Council
  • , P. M. K. ChoiAffiliated withMcGill University

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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.