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Fatty Alcohols: Anthropogenic and Natural Occurrence in the Environment

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Fatty Alcohols: Anthropogenic and Natural Occurrence in the Environment - Mudge, Stephen M, and Belanger, Scott E, and Nielsen, Allen M
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Fatty alcohols occur naturally in most organisms and can also be used in consumer products including detergents and cosmetics and all of these materials make their way to the sea eventually. These long chain alcohols can be used as biomarkers due to their distinctive source allocations although they have differential degradation rates across the range of chain lengths. Concern has been raised about their inputs from anthropogenic uses and this book seeks to set out the natural and industrial synthetic pathways, sources, ...

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Fatty Alcohols: Anthropogenic and Natural Occurrence in the Environment 2008, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780854041527

Hardcover