Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Joseph C. Makarewicz
A procedure for the routine determination of Mirex and Photomirex in fish tissue is described which provides rapid analysis and confirmation using conventional gas chromatographic/electron capture detection (GC/ECD) methods. Coeluting intereferences (i.e. PCB's) are nitrated al lowing for simple separation from Mirex analogs by column chromatography. In Chinook SaImon tissue (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), PCB removaI averaged 78% and Mirex and Photomirex recoveries were 91% and 86%, respectively. The method has been used successfully for trace analysis of Mirex levels as low as 100 pg.
Insalaco, Samuel E., "Routine Determination of Mirex and Photomirex in Fish Tissue in the Presence of Polychlorinated Biphenyls" (1979). Biology Master’s Theses. 89.