Sci Total Environ 2021 May 22;770:145350. Epub 2021 Jan 22.
Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Chemical Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, School of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, PR China. Electronic address:
The organophosphate ester (OPE), bis-(2-ethylhexyl)-phenyl phosphate (BEHPP), was recently identified as an abundant contaminant in indoor dust samples; however, its pollution status in other matrices remains unknown. Here, n = 95 surface soil samples were collected from a prefecture-level city (hereafter referred to as D city) in South China during 2019, and further analyzed to accurately determine the concentrations of BEHPP and eight other OPEs, including tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP), tris(1,3-dichloro-isopropyl) phosphate (TDCIPP), triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), tris(2-butoxyethyl) phosphatetris (TBOEP), 2-ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate (EHDPP), tris(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate (TEHP), 4-biphenylol diphenyl phosphate (BPDPP), and tris(2-biphenyl) phosphate (TBPHP). BEHPP was detected in all six functional areas (agricultural, scenic, commercial, industrial, and residential areas) of this region, and exhibited a high detection frequency of 67. Read More