Characterization of an abundant and novel methyl- and methoxy-substituted brominated diphenyl ether isolated from whale blubber.

@article{Unger2010CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of an abundant and novel methyl- and methoxy-substituted brominated diphenyl ether isolated from whale blubber.},
  author={Maria Unger and Lillemor Asplund and G{\"o}ran Marsh and Orjan Gustafsson},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2010},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={408-13}
}
A previously unidentified yet abundant substituted polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) was isolated from a northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) found dead in the Skagerrak, North Sea. A combination of gas chromatography, high and low resolution mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) ((1)H, (1)H-(1)H and (1)H-(13)C) after isolation with preparative capillary gas chromatography (PCGC) lead to the identification of the unknown substance as 6-MeO-5-Me-2,2… CONTINUE READING