Determination of Trace Level Hydrocarbons in Marine Biota Article

Chesler, SN, Gump, BH, Hertz, HS et al. (1978). Determination of Trace Level Hydrocarbons in Marine Biota . ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 50(6), 805-810. 10.1021/ac50027a034

cited authors

  • Chesler, SN; Gump, BH; Hertz, HS; May, WE; Wise, SA



  • A method is described for the determination of petroleum hydrocarbons in marine biota. This procedure utilizes dynamic headspace sampling of an aqueous caustic tissue homogenate to extract and collect volatile organic components. Interfering polar biogenic (non-anthropogenic) components are removed by normal-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. Quantitation and identification of the individual compounds are accomplished using gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The nonvolatile polynuciear aromatic hydrocarbons which remain in the homogenate after headspace sampling are solvent-extracted and then analyzed by reversed-phase liquid chromatography. © 1978, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 1978

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start page

  • 805

end page

  • 810


  • 50


  • 6