Analysis of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and other perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the River Po watershed in N-Italy.

@article{Loos2008AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) and other perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in the River Po watershed in N-Italy.},
  author={Robert Loos and Giovanni Locoro and Tania Huber and Jan Wollgast and Eugen H Christoph and Alfred de Jager and Bernd Manfred Gawlik and Georg Hanke and Gunther Umlauf and Jos{\'e}-Manuel Zald{\'i}var},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={306-13}
}
C7-C11 perfluorinated carboxylates (PFACs) and perfluorooctansulfonate (PFOS) were analysed in selected stretches of the River Po and its major tributaries. Analyses were performed by solid-phase extraction (SPE) with Oasis HLB cartridges and methanol elution followed by LC-MS-MS detection using 13C-labelled internal standards. High concentration levels ( approximately 1.3 microg l(-1)) of perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) were detected in the Tánaro River close to the city Alessandria. After this… CONTINUE READING