Identification of trihaloacetaldehydes in ozonated and chlorinated fulvic acid solutions

Yuefeng Xie, David A. Reckhow

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Three brominated trihaloacetaldehydes (THAs), bromodichloroacetaldehyde, dibromochloroacetaldehyde and tribromoacetaldehyde, were identified, by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, in ozonated and chlorinated aqueous fulvic acid solutions containing inorganic bromide. Mass spectra of these THAs were obtained in the electron-impact and positive chemical-ionization modes. The significance of the formation of brominated THAs on water quality and future disinfection by-product regulation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-72
Number of pages2
JournalThe Analyst
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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