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Titel (primär) Carbon, hydrogen and chlorine stable isotope fingerprinting for forensic investigations of hexachlorocyclohexanes
Autor Ivdra, N.; Fischer, A.; Herrero-Martín, S.; Giunta, T.; Bonifacie, M.; Richnow, H.-H.;
Journal / Serie Environmental Science & Technology
Erscheinungsjahr 2017
Department ISOBIO;
Band/Volume 51
Heft 1
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T41;
UFZ Querschnittsthemen RU3;
Abstract Multielemental stable isotope analysis of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has the potential to characterize sources, sinks, and degradation processes in the environment. To verify the applicability of this approach for source identification of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCHs), we provide a data set of carbon, hydrogen, and chlorine stable isotope ratios (δ13C, δ2H, δ37Cl) of its main stereoisomers (α-, β-, δ- and γ-HCHs) from a sample collection based on worldwide manufacturing. This sample collection comprises production stocks, agricultural and pharmaceutical products, chemical waste dumps, and analytical-grade material, covering the production time period from the late 1960s until now. Stable isotope ratios of HCHs cover the ranges from −233‰ to +1‰, from −35.9‰ to −22.7‰, and from −6.69‰ to +0.54‰ for δ2H, δ13C, and δ37Cl values, respectively. Four groups of samples with distinct multielemental stable isotope fingerprints were differentiated, most probably as a result of purification and isolation processes. No clear temporal trend in the isotope compositions of HCHs was found at the global scale. The multielemental stable isotope fingerprints facilitate the source identification of HCHs at the regional scale and can be used to assess transformation processes. The data set and methodology reported herein provide basic information for the assessment of environmental field sites contaminated with HCHs.
ID 18410
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Ivdra, N., Fischer, A., Herrero-Martín, S., Giunta, T., Bonifacie, M., Richnow, H.-H. (2017):
Carbon, hydrogen and chlorine stable isotope fingerprinting for forensic investigations of hexachlorocyclohexanes
Environ. Sci. Technol. 51 (1), 446 - 454