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Analysis of fumigant residues - A critical review

Desmarchelier, J.M. and Ren, Y.L. (1999) Analysis of fumigant residues - A critical review. Journal of AOAC International, 82 (6). pp. 1261-1280.


This review concentrates on the main fumigants currently applied to commodities: phosphine (PH3) and methyl bromide (CH3Br). It discusses possible new fumigants, such as carbonyl sulfide (COS) and ethyl formate (EtF), that may be able to be applied in such a way that "residues" after fumigation do not exceed the range of natural levels. The review aims to raise some general issues and to suggest some general conclusions from a synthesis of studies on analytical chemistry and on fumigant behavior.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: AOAC International
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