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Answering the urgent call for Chlorinated Paraffin standards

Conference abstracts


  • CHLOFFIN answering the urgent call for chlorinated paraffin standards
    van Mourik, L.M., Ricci, M., Valderhaug, S., Gorovoi, A., Brandsma, S. Button, J., Liu H., de Boer, J., and Johansen, J.E. - SETAC Europe 30th Annual Conference 2020, May 3-7, 2020 (virtual meeting). Poster ID: 3.07P.3.
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  • New Standards for Chlorinated Paraffins – Eurostars CHLOFFIN Project
    Valderhaug, S., Gorovoi, A., van Mourik, L.M., Ricci, M., Brandsma, S. Button, J., de Boer, J., Liu H., and Johansen, J.E. - SETAC Europe 30th Annual Conference 2020, May 3-7, 2020 (virtual meeting). Poster ID: 3.07P.6.
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  • The EUROSTARS CHLOFFIN Project, new standards for the quantification of chlorinated paraffins
    Huiling Liu, Solveig Valderhaug, Olga Gozhina, Alexey Gorovoy, and Jon Eigill Johansen Chiron AS, Stiklestadveien 1, N-7041 Trondheim, Norway (Presented at RAFA 2019)
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  • Mission SCCPossible: certifying a reference material for short-chain chlorinated paraffins
    Van Mourik, L.M., Lava, R., Leonards, P.E.G., de Boer, J., Ricci, M. SETAC Europa Conference 2019, May 26-30, 2019, Helsinki, Finland

  • Optimizing determination methods for chlorinated paraffins (CPs) to evaluate their levels in Australia
    Van Mourik, L.M., Leonards, P.E.G., Gaus, C., Mueller, J.F., de Boer, J. SETAC Europa Conference 2019, May 26-30, 2019, Helsinki, Finland
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  • Reach for the Stars: An introduction to NPS REFORM and CHLOFFIN Eurostars projects
    Jenny Button - Chiron AS, Stiklestadveien 1, N-7041 Trondheim, Norway (Presented at LTG, Dec 2019)
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  • Certification of the first matrix Reference Material for Short-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins
    Core working group 2019. 25 September 2019, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  • Standardization of methods - lessons learnt from the QUASIMEME interlab studies
    Core working group 2019. 25 September 2019, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  • Current capabilities in analyzing chloro alkanes, Advances in polychloro alkane (chlorinated paraffin) analysis
    Van Mourik, L. M., de Boer, J., Leonards, P.E.G., Mueller J.F. , February 26, 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Virtual discussion meeting on chlorinated paraffins


    Welcome and opening

    Louise van Mourik (Department of Environment and Health (E&H), Vrije Universiteit (VU), NL)

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    CP Industry Testing (past, present, future): Overview of REACH Dossier and How to Access Data
    Andrew Jaques (MCCP consortium, USA),
    Chris Howick (Inovyn, UK),
    Richard Mariner (Eurochlor, Belgium)
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    Detection, identification, and quantification of chlorinated paraffins
    Bo Yuan (Department of Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden)
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    EFSA’s risk assessment on CPs in food and feed
    Martin Rose (University of Manchester, UK),
    Pim Leonards (E&H VU)
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Related publications from project partners

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance as a tool to determine chlorine percentage of chlorinated paraffin mixtures.
    Valderhaug, S., Liu, H., Gorovoy, A., Johansen, J.E., van Mourik, L., de Boer, J., Gautuna, O.R. - Chemosphere Volume 308, Part 3, December 2022, 136312.
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  • Toward fire safety without chemical risk.
    De Boer, J., Stapleton, H.M. - Science Volume 364, 2019, pages 231-232, 6437.
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  • Short-, medium-, and long-chain chlorinated paraffins in South African indoor dust and cat hair.
    Brits M., Rohwer, E.R., De Vos, J., Weiss, J.M., Brandsma, S.H., de Boer, J. - Chemosphere Volume 238, 2020, 124643.
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  • Assessment of four rounds of interlaboratory tests within the UNEP coordinated POPs project.
    Fiedler, H., van der Veen, I., de Boer, J. - Chemosphere Volume 288, 2022, 132441.
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  • Chlorinated paraffins and tris (1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate in spray polyurethane foam - a source for indoor exposure?
    Brandsma, S.H., Brits, M., de Boer, J., Leonards, P.E.G. - J. Haz. Mat. Volume 416, 15 August 2021, 125758.
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  • Combining High-Resolution Gas Chromatographic Continuous Fraction Collection with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: Possibilities of Analyzing a Whole GC Chromatogram
    Van Mourik, L.M., Janssen, E., Breeuwer, R., Jonker, W., Koekkoek, J., Arrahman, A., Kool, J., Leonard, P.E.G. - Anal. Chem. 2021, 93, 15, 6158–6168
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  • Chlorinated Paraffins – State of Science, Insights, Challenges and the Way Forward
    van Mourik, L.M., Brandsma, S., Yuan, B. and Castro, M. - SETAC Europe 30th Annual Conference: SciCon Session Summaries, August 2020 Issue
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  • Laboratory intercomparison study on the analysis of short-chain chlorinated paraffins in an extract of industrial soil
    Pellizzato, F., Ricci, M., Held, A., Emons, H., Bohmer, W., Geiss, S., Iozza, S., Mais, S., Petersen, M., Lepom, P. - Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 28, No. 8, 2009
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  • Validation of a method for the determination of short-chain chlorinated paraffins in soil and sediments
    Pellizzato, F., Ricci, M., Held, A., Emons, H. - Accred Qual Assur., 14:529–540, 2009
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  • Analysis of short-chain chlorinated paraffins: a discussion paper
    Pellizzato, F., Ricci, M., Held, A., Emons, H. - J. Environ. Monit., 9, 924–930, 2007
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  • Developments and interlaboratory study of the analysis of short-chain chlorinated paraffins
    van Mourik, L. M., van der Veen, I., Crum, S. & de Boer, J. - Trends in Analytical Chemistry. 102, May, p. 32-40, 2018
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  • Chlorinated paraffins in the environment: A review on their production, fate, levels and trends between 2010 and 2015
    van Mourik, L. M., Gaus, P., Leonards, P. E. G. & de Boer, J. - Chemosphere. 155, p. 415-428, 2016
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  • Recent developments in capabilities for analysing chlorinated paraffins in environmental matrices: A review
    van Mourik, L. M., Leonards, P. E. G., Gaus, C. & de Boer, J. - Chemosphere. 136, p. 259-272. 2015
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  • Chlorinated Paraffins in Car Tires Recycled to Rubber Granulates and Playground Tiles
    Brandsma, S. H., Brits, M., Groenewoud, Q. R., van Velzen, M. J. M., Leonards, P. E. G. & de Boer, J. - Environ. Sci. Technol. 53, 7595−7603, 2019
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