Efficiency of a Method Applied to Determine Organochlorine Compounds in Wheat Samples

Jan J. Sudji1, Neda D. Jocić1, Biljana D. Škrbić2, Bojana V. Filipčev2, and Nataša L. Djurišić-Mladenović2

1 Institute of Occupational Health, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro
2 Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro

Corresponding author: Prof. Biljana Škrbić
    Faculty of Technology
    University of Novi Sad
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    21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
    Telephone: (+381) 21 450288
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    E-mail: biljana@tehnol.ns.ac.yu

CEJOEM 2004, Vol.10. No.1.: 74–78

Key words:
Organochlorine compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides, wheat

= dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethane
= dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethylene
= dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane
= hexachlorocyclohexane
= organochlorine compounds
= organochlorine pesticides
= polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
= polychlorinated biphenyls

A modification of the Larsson’s method was used for the determination of organochlorine compounds, although its original version had been only designed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The efficiency of the modified method was tested by using a model mixture of 7 polychlorinated biphenyl congeners (28, 52, 101, 138, 153, 180, 209) covering the range usually found in the investigated matrix. Relying upon the findings, it was shown that the applied modification could successfully be used for the quantification of polychlorinated biphenyls. The data were obtained from representative wheat samples taken from various parts of Vojvodina (Serbia) during the harvest of 2001.

Received: 15 August 2003
Accepted: 5 October 2003

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