Chiral pesticides: Identification, description, and environmental implications

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
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Abstract

Anthropogenic chemicals, including pesticides, are a major source of contamination and pollution in the environment. Pesticides have many positive uses: increased food production, decreased damage to crops and structures, reduced disease vector populations, and more. Nevertheless, pesticide exposure can pose risks to humans and the environment, so various mitigation strategies are exercised to make them safer, minimize their use, and reduce their unintended environment effects. One strategy that may help achieve these goals relies on the unique properties of chirality or molecular asymmetry. Some common terms related to chirality are defined in Table 1.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Chiral pesticides: Identification, description, and environmental implications
Series title Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-2329-4_1
Volume 217
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Springer
Publisher location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s) Branch of Analytical Serv (National Water Quality Laboratory), Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 74 p.
First page 1
Last page 74