Accession Number:

ADA171040

Title:

Butyltin Compounds in Tissues.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 83-Sep 85,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Marine organisms exposed to organotin antifoulants accumulate solvent extractable tin in their tissues. Accumulation in oysters does not appear to reach an equilibrium after 60 days of exposure, while fish appear to be able to deal with tributyltin fairly efficiently. Depuration of tributyltin in oysters occurs at 5 percentday to give a calculated half-life of about 2 weeks.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE