Separation of planar organic contaminants by pyrenyl-silica high-performance liquid chromatography

D. E. Wells (Lead / Corresponding author), I. Echarri, C. McKenzie

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Planar organic contaminants are known to induce specific biological activity (e.g. aryl hydrocarbon hydrolase and ethoxy resorufin-o-deethylase). An unequivocal identification and accurate measurement is essential in order to correlate the potential biological effect to these compounds. Pyrenyl-silica high-performance liquid chromatography allows an effective separation of these planar compounds from most biological co-extractants and from each other. This group of planar compounds includes specific chlorobiphenyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorodibenzofurans and polychlorinated naphthalenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-118
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chromatography A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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