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By Jörg Schönherr, Markus Riederer (auth.), George W. Ware (eds.)

Global cognizance in medical, business, and governmental groups to strains of poisonous chemical compounds in foodstuffs and in either abiotic and biotic environ­ ments has justified the current triumvirate of specialised courses during this box: finished studies, speedily released development reviews, and archival documentations. those 3 guides are built-in and scheduled to professional­ vide in overseas verbal exchange the coherency crucial for nonduplicative and present development in a box as dynamic and intricate as environmental con­ tamination and toxicology. previously there was no magazine or different publica­ tion sequence reserved completely for the various literature on "toxic" chemical substances in our meals, our feeds, our geographical atmosphere, our family animals, our flora and fauna, and ourselves. around the globe large efforts and lots of abilities were mobilized to technical and different reviews of natures, locales, magnitudes, fates, and toxicology of the persisting residues of those chemical compounds loosed upon the area. one of the sequelae of this extensive new emphasis has been an inescapable want for an articulated set of authoritative courses the place you can anticipate finding the newest very important global literature produced by means of this rising quarter of technology including documentation of pertinent ancil­ lary legislation.

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23) Equation (23) is based on 50 data pairs obtained from determinations using 13 chemicals differing widely in lipophilicity (for details see legend of Fig. to). 86. 65. For practical purposes it can be considered invariable over the whole range of log K o/w . The limitations of Eq. D). Under certain circumstances, 46 J. Schonherr and M. Riederer condition (1) may not be fulfilled, for example during the uptake of a substance from drying residues of a pesticide spray on leaf surfaces where considerable concentrations might develop.

This means that the actual distribution of a weak electrolyte between water and cuticle depends on two partition coefficients: one for the nonionized and another one for the ionized species. The last one can be neglected in most cases because it is very low. only the nonionized species of 2,4-D, 2,4,5-T, PCP, and NAA were sorbed in cuticles (Schonherr 1976c; Riederer and Schonherr 1984; Kerler and Schon herr 1988a). The sorption of ions of these compounds could not be detected. Consequently, only the concentration of the non ionized species (instead of the analytical concentration) must be used when calculating partition coefficients of weak electrolytes.

51 were determined for cuticular membranes obtained from fruits. The variability of 2,4-D partition coefficients between species was reduced if they were determined for the cutin fraction alone. But even in this case, significant interspecific differences remained (Riederer and Sch6nherr 1984). , Clivia, Hedera, Olea) a high variability was observed. This suggests that plant cuticles may differ in their sorptive properties as a consequence of varying developmental stages or growth conditions. It has been shown for the leaves of Civia miniata that composition of cutin and fine structure of the cuticle undergo distinctive changes during development (Riederer and Sch6nherr 1988a).

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