Author(s): Falandysz J, Chudzyski K, Takekuma M, Yamamoto T, Noma Y,
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Abstract Chloronaphthalenes form a class of compounds consisting of 8 CN homologue groups and altogether of 75 congeners, which used have been most extensively in 1930--1950. An investigation have been performed on the possible origin of unidentified by name technical chloronaphthalene formulation unlawfully imported recently from the United Kingdom to Japan. Principal component analysis (PCA) and Cluster Analysis of chloronaphthalene congener isomer-specific and homologue classes' compositional HRGC/HRMS data of imported CN formulation and of certain brands of technical CN formulation called Halowax (Halowax 1000, 1001 and 1031) enabled to identify that unnamed product is not Halowax 1001. A less accurate multivariate examination based on CN homologue classes patter did indicate on large similarity between unlawfully imported technical CN formulation and Halowax 1001 (manufactured by the Koppers Ind. Co., USA), while a more accurate based on CN congeners pattern differentiated them as to of various origin mixtures. Based on chlorine content of imported CN formulation (50-52\%) and its no similarity to Halowax 1001 it seems reasonable to conclude that unnamed CN mixture examined could be a sample of stockpiled Seekay wax R93.
This article was published in J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng
and referenced in Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology