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Measurement of Temperature Dependence for Vapor Pressures of Seventeen OH-PBDEs and Eleven MeO-PBDEs by Gas Chromatographic Method

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Hydroxylated polybromodiphenyl ethers (OH-PBDEs) and methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs) are emerging organic pollutants. Supercooled liquid vapor pressures (p L) and enthalpies of vaporization (∆vap H) for seventeen OH-PBDEs and eleven MeO-PBDEs were determined by a gas chromatographic technique. p L at 298 K ranged from 0.0173 Pa for 2′-OH-BDE3 to 2.32 × 10−7 Pa for 3′-OH-BDE154 and they are approximately one order of magnitude smaller than those determined for the counterpart polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). ∆vap H was in the range of 76–121 kJ/mol. The temperature dependence of p L was measured by fitting the experimental data with the log(p L/Pa) = a/(T/K) + b equation, and this corresponds to a 50–265 times higher p L value at 0 versus 30°C. Using fundamental quantum chemical descriptors, two quantitative structure–property relationship models (Q cum > 0.935) were developed to estimate p L at any temperature for the additional OH- and MeO-PBDE congeners.

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Financial supports from the National Natural Science Foundation (21277017), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (DUT15LK40) and the Basic Research Project of Key Laboratory of Liaoning Provincial Education Department (LZ2015023) are gratefully acknowledged.

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Zhao, H., Xie, Q., Chen, X. et al. Measurement of Temperature Dependence for Vapor Pressures of Seventeen OH-PBDEs and Eleven MeO-PBDEs by Gas Chromatographic Method. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 96, 657–663 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-016-1778-7

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Keywords

  • OH-PBDEs
  • MeO-PBDEs
  • Vapor pressure
  • Gas chromatography
  • QSPR