Comparative aquatic toxicology of aromatic hydrocarbons.

  title={Comparative aquatic toxicology of aromatic hydrocarbons.},
  author={J Andrew Black and Wesley J. Birge and A G Westerman and Paul C Francis},
  journal={Fundamental and applied toxicology : official journal of the Society of Toxicology},
  volume={3 5},
Structure-toxicity relationships were investigated for six organic contaminants, representative of three chemical classes, likely to be found in coal conversion process waters and effluents. Using embryo-larval stages of the rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides), continuous-flow toxicity tests were performed on hydroxylated aromatic hydrocarbons (phenol, beta-naphthol), azaarenes (quinoline, acridine), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (naphthalene… CONTINUE READING