Polyfluorinated Chemicals and Transformation Products

  • Thomas P. Knepper
  • Frank T. Lange

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Robert C. Buck, Peter M. Murphy, Martial Pabon
    Pages 1-24
  3. Vanessa Gellrich, Thomas P. Knepper
    Pages 63-72
  4. Christian Eschauzier, Pim de Voogt, Heinz-Jürgen Brauch, Frank Thomas Lange
    Pages 73-102
  5. Holger Lutze, Stefan Panglisch, Axel Bergmann, Torsten C. Schmidt
    Pages 103-125
  6. Marinella Farré, Marta Llorca, Sandra Pérez, Damià Barceló
    Pages 127-153
  7. Michael Wilhelm, Jürgen Hölzer
    Pages 155-168
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-172

About this book


Due to their unparalleled effectiveness and efficiency, polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) have become essential in numerous technical applications. However, many PFCs brought to market show limited biodegradability, and their environmental persistence combined with toxic and bioaccumulative potential have become a matter of concern in some instances. This volume highlights the synthesis of PFCs, focusing on substances with improved application and environmental properties, which are a challenge for synthetic chemists. Further, modern mass spectrometric techniques for the detection and identification of biotransformation products of PFCs are described. The sorption and leaching behavior of PFC in soil is also addressed in order to predict their fate in the environment. Several contributions discuss the monitoring of PFCs in European surface, ground and drinking waters, treatment options for PFC removal from drinking water, occurrence in food, and the human biomonitoring of PFCs.


PFC environment environmental toxicology food human biomonitoring

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas P. Knepper
    • 1
  • Frank T. Lange
    • 2
  1. 1., Institute for Analytical Chemistry (IDARUniversity of Applied Sciences FreseniusIdsteinGermany
  2. 2.DVGW Water Technology CenterKarlsruheGermany

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