© 2003

Natural Production of Organohalogen Compounds

  • Editors
  • G. Gribble

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 3 / 3P)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. David B. Harper, John T. G. Hamilton
    Pages 17-41
  3. Gunilla M. Öberg
    Pages 43-62
  4. Heinz F. Schöler, Frank Keppler
    Pages 63-84
  5. Robert M. Moore
    Pages 85-101
  6. Jim A. Field, Joannes B. P. A. Wijnberg
    Pages 103-119
  7. David B. Harper, David O’Hagan, Cormac D. Murphy
    Pages 141-169
  8. Karl-Heinz van Pée, Susanne Zehner
    Pages 171-199
  9. Chandramohan V. Ammini, Peter W. Stacpoole
    Pages 215-234
  10. Marcus A. Tius
    Pages 265-305
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 307-313

About this book


This book summarizes the state-of-the art knowledge on naturally occurring organohalogens, of which more than 3700 are documented. The chapters cover all aspects of this field, including the structural diversity and sources of organohalogens, the mechanisms for their formation and biodegradation, the clinical use of dichloroacetate, and synthesis of the powerful anticancer chlorine-containing cryptophycin. Both biogenic and abiogenic sources of organohalogens are treated, and the latter include volcanic emissions and abiogenic formation in soil. Halogenation in humans, fungi, and in the ocean are covered in separate chapters. Sources and biosynthesis of the relatively rare natural organofluorines are also discussed in this volume. Only with a better understanding of the role nature plays in the area of organohalogens can we regulate the production, use, and disposal of man-made organohalogen compounds more intelligently .



Abiogenic Biogenic Natural Organochlorine Organohalogen emissions production toxicology

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Natural Production of Organohalogen Compounds
  • Editors Gordon W. Gribble
  • Series Title The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
  • Series Abbreviated Title Handb. Env. Chem.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-41842-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07532-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-45293-5
  • Series ISSN 1867-979X
  • Series E-ISSN 1616-864X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 314
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organic Chemistry
    Environmental Management
    Terrestrial Pollution
    Industrial Pollution Prevention
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From the reviews:

"This is volume 3/P of the excellent collection The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry … . The present book summarizes the state-of-the-art knowledge on naturally occurring organohalogens, of which more than 3700 are documented. … The enormous advances made in our understanding of the organohalogens biosynthesis, biotransformation, and physiological roles are extensively presented in separate chapters. … Certainly, the volume contains all relevant information in this respect, following the accurate presentation and scientific rigor of previous volumes in the collection." (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 84 (8), 2004)