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

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41842-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45293-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-979X
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-864X
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