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Title: Chiral processes in the natural environment
Author: Abid, Syed Hasan
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
Some persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are chiral in nature (e.g. α-HCH, and some PCBs) and are well recognised in different environmental samples. The effects of this property on their environmental behaviour are not well understood. This research specifically deals with chirality, a characteristic exhibited by asymmetric molecules which can exist as non-superimposable mirror images of one another. Chirality influences chemical behaviour in a number of ways including differences in environmental toxicity and persistence between enantiomers.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.501727  DOI: Not available
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