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Extraction of Organochlorine Pesticides from Plastic Pellets and Plastic Type Analysis
 
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Extraction of Organochlorine Pesticides from Plastic Pellets and Plastic Type Analysis

Article doi: 10.3791/55531
July 1st, 2017

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Microplastics act as vector of potentially toxic organic contaminants with unpredictable effects. This protocol describes an alternative methodology for assessing the levels of organochlorine pesticides adsorbed on plastic pellets and identifying the polymer chemical structure. The focus is on pressurized fluid extraction and attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.

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