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Help about properties of PCB

  1. Dec 11, 2005 #1
    um, this question may really sound not smart

    but can someone find the property of Polycholrinated Biphenyl for me?

    i tried chemfinder but i dont get the results of that specific compound
    so if you can find a link, that will be much appreciated
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2005 #2

    DocToxyn

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    What specific properties are you interested in? Chemical, biological, toxiological, etc....? These are very well-studied compounds (I did my PhD in toxicology on them) so there is a lot of information out there. Somtimes this makes it difficult to find exactly what you are looking for.
    There is a great book on PCBs written by Mitchell Erickson called "Analytical Chemistry of PCBs" It has some great information on regulatory issues regarding these chemicals as well as chemistry and biology-related info. If you can't find this book, or get your library to borrow a copy from another institution, let me know and I can probably point you in the right direction to find the specifics you are interested in.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2005 #3
    i dont see the book in my library and need it quick for study
    i am looking for the chemical properties, for Chemistry class
     
  5. Dec 13, 2005 #4

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    This is the toxicologial profile for PCBs from ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry). If you scroll down you will see a section of physical and chemical properties (Section #4). Download the .pdf and you're in business. I think most of the relevant chemistry of PCBs is there, plus there is some more general information in the other sectoins that might be helpful. If you need more or don't understand something you come across, let us know.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2005 #5
    thank you docotoxyn
    i been there but i guess i was blind :rofl:
     
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