Determination of 1,4-dichlorobenzene in environmental matrices

Zoltan Juvancz, Rita Bodane-Kendrovics, Peter Beleznay, Istvan Erdelyi, Maria Klujber-Mohr

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1,4-Dichlorobenzene is a frequently used lavatory deodorant although it has strong endocrine disrupting and potential carcinogenic effects. A large amount (approximately 15,000 tonnes annually worldwide) of this compound is released into the environment. This paper deals with the determination of 1,4-dichlorobenzene in a variety of environmental matrices. Various extraction and concentration methods such as charcoal absorbtion tubes and headspace sampling were applied. Sensitive and selective ion monitoring GC-MS measurements were used for determination. Significant concentrations of the compound have been identified in lavatory air, waste water, waste water sludge and human breast milk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S125-S128
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010



  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
  • Pollution
  • Various environmental matrices
  • Waste water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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Juvancz, Z., Bodane-Kendrovics, R., Beleznay, P., Erdelyi, I., & Klujber-Mohr, M. (2010). Determination of 1,4-dichlorobenzene in environmental matrices. Chromatographia, 71(SUPPL. 1), S125-S128.