The last fifteen years have seen a growing concern for several classes of hydrophobic contaminants such as polychlorobiphenyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and more lately organometallic compounds. Organometallic compounds occur in the environment as a result of direct anthropogenic inputs or because they are naturally formed there. They are used in a wide variety of industrial processes sometimes at the percent level. Some organometallic forms of Hg, As and now Pb have been observed to have efficient biocidal properties. This fact has largely been applied to the synthesis of a large variety of pesticides, leading then to direct introduction in the environment. In this paper the marine environmental impact of some organotin compounds will be examined.
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- Occurence, Pathways and Bioaccumulation of Organometallic Compounds in Marine Environments
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