Print Email Facebook Twitter Survey of the contamination of Dutch coastal water by chlorinated hydrocarbons, including the occurrence of methylthio-pentachlorobenzene and di-(methylthio)tetrachlorobenzene Title Survey of the contamination of Dutch coastal water by chlorinated hydrocarbons, including the occurrence of methylthio-pentachlorobenzene and di-(methylthio)tetrachlorobenzene Author Quirijns, J.K. van der Paauw, C.G. ten Noever de Brauw, M.C. de Vos, R.H. Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO Publication year 1979 Abstract In 1976 contamination of Dutch coastal waters by organochlorine compounds was assessed by analysing mussels, Mytilus edulis, as an indicator-organism. HCB, dieldrin, endrin, p,p'-DDT, p,p'-TDE and PCB's were detected, and also two new compounds previously unknown in the aquatic fauna. Using gas-liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry these could be identified as methylthiopentachlorobenzene and 1,4-di(methylthio)-2,3,5,6-tetrachlorobenzene. Their concentrations in the mussels ranged from 0.005 to 0.40 mg/kg on a fresh weight basis, depending on sampling site. Their presence is associated with the exposure of mussels to water from the river Rhine. Further work is required to establish the origin of these compounds and their possible precursors. Subject Chlorinated hydrocarbonGeographic distributionInvertebrateMethylpentachlorophenyl sulfideMusselNetherlandsTetrachlorobis(methylthio)benzene To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:b0efa34f-bef4-4344-99fb-fff1d89fc0fa TNO identifier 228738 ISSN 0048-9697 Source Science of the Total Environment, 13 (3), 225-233 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.