Anthropogenic Compounds

Organic Bromine and Iodine Compounds

Editors: Neilson, Alasdair H. (Ed.)

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This volume addresses a broad spectrum of the environmental issues surrounding organic bromine and iodine compounds. It covers their partition among the environmental compartments and the potential for their long-range dissemination. The important issue of their atmospheric chemistry is discussed in detail in the context of ozone depletion and global warming, and the significant difference between the reactions of methyl bromide and methyl iodide are underscored. The mammalian toxicity is discussed and the mechanisms of the degradation and transformation of organic bromine and iodine compounds addressed. There has been considerable interest in naturally occurring metabolites in the current debate on the fate and partition of methyl bromide that is an important fungicide and is produced in substantial quantities as a metabolite of marine algae. The possible natural occurrence of diphenyl ethers that are used as flame retardants have also been raised. A discussion is given on plausible mechanisms for the biosynthesis of representative organic bromine and organic iodine metabolites. Reaction pathways are illustrated throughout and comprehensive references are given.

 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Degradation and Transformation of Organic Bromine and Iodine Compounds: Comparison with their Chlorinated Analogues

    Allard, Ann-Sofie (et al.)

    Pages 1-74

  • Biological Effects and Biosynthesis of Brominated Metabolites

    Alasdair H. Neilson

    Pages 75-204

  • Biological Effects and Biosynthesis of Brominated Metabolites

    Neilson, Alasdair H.

    Pages 75-204

  • Mammalian Toxicity of Organic Compounds of Bromine and Iodine

    DePierre, Joseph W.

    Pages 205-251

  • Atmospheric Chemistry of Organic Bromine and Iodine Compounds

    Orlando, John J.

    Pages 253-299

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organic Bromine and Iodine Compounds
Editors
  • Alasdair H. Neilson
Series Title
Anthropogenic Compounds
Series Volume
3R
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-02777-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05700-7
Series ISSN
1433-6847
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 346
Topics