Direct Speciation Analysis of Molecular and Ionic Organometals

  • Y. K. Chau
  • P. T. S. Wong
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


The presence of organometals in the environment was thought to be derived from anthropogenic sources until recently when it was recognized that some biotic and abiotic processes in the environment could produce organometals. Thus a new horizon of knowledge has been opened up; one which focusses on the formation, pathways and fate of organometals and organometalloids in ecosystems, phenomena which are difficult to predict by conventional chemistry theories. Some of these compounds are volatile and are important transport species in biological and geochemical cycles (Brinckman et al., 1982). These types of compounds not only have direct effects on metal mobilization, but also have serious impacts on the environment because of their modified toxicological properties.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. K. Chau
    • 1
  • P. T. S. Wong
    • 2
  1. 1.National Water Research Institute Environment CanadaCanada Centre for Inland WatersBurlingtonCanada
  2. 2.Great Lakes Biolimnology Laboratory Fisheries and Oceans CanadaCanada Centre for Inland WatersBurlingtonCanada

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