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This report describes the preparation of a mussel reference material containing monobutyltin (MBT), dibutyltin (DBT) and tributyltin (TBT). The homogeneity and stability studies and the analytical work performed for the certification of the contents are described. The report contains all the results and gives the methods used to certify the mass fractions (based on dry mass). An attempt was made to certify the content of triphenyltin in this material. However, although a reasonable agreement was found among the participant's results, the instability of this compound could not allow its certification.

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Authors: QUEVAUVILLER P, CEC Bruxelles (BE);MORABITO R, Divisione di Chimicà Ambientale, ENEA, Santa Maria di Galeria (IT);EBDON L, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth (GB);COFINO W, Instituut voor Milieuvraagstukken, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL);MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT);CAMPBELL M J, La Romanissière, Le Triadou (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17921 EN (1997) 48pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-1582-X
Record Number: 199711590 / Last updated on: 1997-12-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en