Comparison of Derivatization Methods for the Determination of Butyl- and Phenyl-tin Compounds in Mussels by Gas Chromatography

M.B. De La Calle-Guntiñas, R. Scerbo, S. Chiavarini, Ph. Quevauviller, R. Morabito

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Two different derivatization methods, alkylation with Grignard reagents, and ethylation with sodium tetraethylborate, were compared for the determination of organotin compounds, viz. tributyltin, dibutyltin, monobutyltin, triphenyltin, diphenyltin and monophenyltin, in mussel samples. Temperature, reaction time and concentration of Grignard reagents were optimized in the former method; in the latter the effect of pH, concentration of sodium tetraethylborate and reaction time were studied. In the derivatization with Grignard reagents hexyl, pentyl, propyl, ethyl and methyl were used as alkyl Grignard groups. A critical evaluation of the different derivatization methods is presented. © 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693 - 702
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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