Fresenius' Zeitschrift für analytische Chemie

, Volume 332, Issue 6, pp 583–590 | Cite as

The need for organic reference materials in marine science

  • D. E. Wells


The reference materials (RMs) available for organic trace analysis (OTA) and the development programmes of the RM producers are reviewed. The need for a wider range of determinants, matrices and classes of RMs, particularly the more widespread use of laboratory RMs (LRMs) is discussed. Additional certified RMs should include phenolic surfactant degradation products, chlorophenolics from the wood and paper industries, and organobromines from fire retardants. RMs as molecular markers of geogenic, pyrogenic and biogenic sources; chlorophylls and xanthophylls as a measure of marine productivity and natural shellfish toxins are proposed.


Surfactant Chlorophyll Molecular Marker Reference Material Development Programme 
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Notwendigkeit organischer Referenzmaterialien in der Meeresforschung


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  • D. E. Wells
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  1. 1.DAFS Marine LaboratoryAberdeenScotland

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