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Halogenated natural products



Terry Bidleman, John Kucklick, Henrik Kylin, Robert Letcher, Liisa Jantunen, Fiona Wong


This chapter summarizes the occurrence and fate on HNPs in the arctic physical environment and accumulation processes and presence in arctic biota. Except for halocarbons, there have been few investigations of HNPs in polar environments. Discussions of HNP formation processes and occurrence in temperate oceans are included to provide context. Information on HNPs is presented by compound class and generally in order of increasing molecular weight, as most information on lower molecular weight compounds relates to air/water media while higher molecular weight compounds are generally reported in biota.
AMAP Assessment 2015: Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Arctic


Arctic, halgenated natural product, environment


Bidleman, T. , Kucklick, J. , Kylin, H. , Letcher, R. , Jantunen, L. and Wong, F. (2017), Halogenated natural products, AMAP Assessment 2015: Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Arctic (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created December 29, 2017, Updated August 12, 2022