Date of Award

6-1967

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

The main approach of the experiment was to metabolize methoxychlor with rat liver microsomes since hepatic microsomes have been shown to contain many of the metabolic enzyme systems. The incubated sample was extracted with various solvents after hydrolysis. The extracts were separated and identified by thin layer or vapor phase chromatography. The structure of the metabolites were theoretically determined by studying the analogy between DDT and methoxychlor. A study of detoxification mechanisms also aided in establishing a theoretical metabolic chain.

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