Creosote compounds in snails obtained from Pensacola Bay, Florida, near an onshore hazardous-waste site

Chemosphere
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Snails, Thais haemostoma, were collected from two areas offshore in Pensacola Bay, Florida, near an onshore hazardous-waste site. Tissue from the snails was extracted to isolate the lipophilic compounds and analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Along with naturally occurring compounds, the snail tissue contained large concentrations of polycyclic aromatic compounds, such as phenanthrene, acridine, dibenzothiophene, dibenzofuran, and benzo[a]pyrene. Many of these compounds were characteristic of creosote contamination associated with the onshore hazardous-waste site.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Creosote compounds in snails obtained from Pensacola Bay, Florida, near an onshore hazardous-waste site
Series title Chemosphere
DOI 10.1016/0045-6535(87)90298-0
Volume 16
Issue 10-12
Year Published 1987
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 8 p.
First page 2397
Last page 2404
Country United States
State Florida
Other Geospatial Pensacola Bay
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