Atmospheric Chemical Compounds

Sources, Occurrence and Bioassay


  • T. Graedel, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Donald Hawkins, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Larry Claxton, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, U.S.A.

This practical reference examines the structure and properties of the atmosphere, including listings of compounds in clouds, fog, rain, snow, and ice; a listing of compounds detected in the stratosphere; and a compendium of compounds in indoor air. An introduction to carcinogenicity and bioassay of atmospheric compounds is also presented. Readers will find the extensive cross-referencing especially useful--compounds can be located by chemical type, name, CAS registry number, or source.
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Book information

  • Published: May 1986
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-294485-7


"This book should serve as a useful reference book on the identity and the source of compounds present in the atmosphere because of its complete coverage. It should also be most useful to those involved in making measurements on compounds in the atmosphere in getting into the toxicological literature on the compounds of interest."

Table of Contents

Introduction.Inorganic Compounds.Hydrocarbons.Ethers.Alcohols.Ketones.Aldehydes.Organic Acid Derivatives.Organic Acids.Heterocyclic Oxygen Compounds.Nitrogen-Containing Organic Compounds.Sulfur-Containing Organic Compounds.Halogen-Containing Organic Compounds.Organometallic Compounds.Synthesis and Summary.References.Indexes: Authors; Species Names; CAS Registry Numbers; Sources of Atmospheric Compounds; Subjects.