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Abstract

In this paper more than 35 existing relationships for K(oc) estimations have been reviewed and divided into 4 categories. Among the listed approaches reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) screening and the use of molecular connectivity indices seem to have the highest potential for an accurate K(oc) prediction. Other methods using the n-octanol water partition coefficient or the chemical's water solubility showed a poorer degree of correlation or were limited to very specific groups of compounds. Due to the fact that a broad application of the proposed approaches is limited by the quality and comparability of the underlying experimental K(oc) values reference soils are postulated to create a common basis for the comparison of soil adsorption coefficients.

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Authors: SCHULTE-HOSTEDE S, GSF-Institut für Okologische Chemie, Oberschleißheim (DE);KETTRUP A, GSF-Institut für Okologische Chemie, Oberschleißheim (DE);GAWLIK B M, JRC Ispra (IT);SOTIRIOU N, GSF-Institut für Okologische Chemie, Oberschleißheim (DE);FEICHT E A, GSF-Institut für Okologische Chemie, Oberschleißheim (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Chemosphere (1996)
Record Number: 199610381 / Last updated on: 1996-04-15
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en