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Halogenated organic compounds in archived whale oil : a pre-industrial record

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dc.contributor.author Teuten, Emma L.
dc.contributor.author Reddy, Christopher M.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-26T12:57:55Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-26T12:57:55Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/1281
dc.description Author Posting. © The Authors, 2006. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Elsevier B.V. for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Environmental Pollution 145 (2007): 668-671, doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2006.08.022. en
dc.description.abstract To provide additional evidence that several halogenated organic compounds (HOCs) found in environmental samples are natural and not industrially produced, we analyzed an archived whale oil sample collected in 1921 from the last voyage of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan. This sample, which predates large-scale industrial manufacture of HOCs, contained two methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs), five halogenated methyl bipyrroles (MBPs), one halogenated dimethyl bipyrrole (DMBP), and one dimethoxylated polybrominated biphenyl (diMeO-PBB). This result indicates, at least in part, a natural source of the latter compounds. Capsule Nine halogenated organic compounds have been detected in archived whale oil from the 1920s. en
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (OCE-0221181 and OCE-0550486), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Life Institute and the Postdoctoral Scholar Program at WHOI (with funding from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. and The J. Seward Johnson Fund). en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2006.08.022
dc.subject Archived whale oil en
dc.subject Natural products en
dc.subject Halogenated organic compounds en
dc.subject Bioaccumulation en
dc.title Halogenated organic compounds in archived whale oil : a pre-industrial record en
dc.type Preprint en


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