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Partition Coefficients of Organic Contaminants with Carbohydrates

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2010

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Hung, Hsu-Wen, Lin, Tsair-Fuh, and Chiou, Cary T, 2010, Partition Coefficients of Organic Contaminants with Carbohydrates: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 44, iss. 14, p. 5430-5436.

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In view of the current lack of reliable partition coefficients for organic compounds with carbohydrates (Kch), carefully measured values with cellulose and starch, the two major forms of carbohydrates, are provided for a wide range of compounds: short-chain chlorinated hydrocarbons, halogenated benzenes, alkyl benzenes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls, and organochlorine pesticides. To ensure the accuracy of the Kch data, solute concentrations in both water and carbohydrate phases are measured by direct solvent extraction of the samples. For a given compound, the observed partition coefficient with cellulose (Kcl) is virtually the same as that with starch (Kst). This finding expedites the evaluation [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Mon Mar 18 17:48:07 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Former Project Environmental Dynamics of Persistent Organic Compounds.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/513fa98ae4b0dcc733969459">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/513fa98ae4b0dcc733969459</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1021/es1004413

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