Analysis of Organotin Compounds in Environmental Samples

Analysis of Organotin Compounds in Environmental Samples
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
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Organotin compounds are one of the most widely used organometallic chemicals. They are actively applied to antifouling paints as biocidal additives to prevent adherence of sedentary organisms to ship hull and other structural surfaces immersed in water. Since their deleterious effects on non-target organisms were revealed in the early 1980’s, many industrialized countries have placed regulations of ban on use of organotin compounds, especially tributyltin (TBT) and Triphenyltin (TPT) compounds, in ships.Simultaneous analysis of organotin compounds in various environmental matrices is one of challenging tasks. There is still not a standardized analytical method for organotins analysis. Sample digestion steps are needed because of their metallic nature. Due to widely different polarities of organotin compounds, a wide range of extraction solvent is required for the extraction. For gas chromatographic analysis, derivatization of organotins (e.g. alkylation) is essential. The results of laboratory inter-comparison study in organotin analysis in EU indicated that further improvement of the analytical method is required. In this study, general aspects encountered in organotin analysis are briefly reviewed. The analytical method used in KORDI for butyl- and phenyltin compounds in tissue and sediment samples are discussed especially focusing on derivatization procedures. In addition, applications of the analytical method for the various marine environmental samples are shown.
Bibliographic Citation
환경호르몬 분석방법 개발, pp.63, 2003
한국과학기술연구원, 서울시 상수도 연구소
한국과학기술연구원, 서울시 상수도 연구소
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Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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