Product of methylation of triclosan
Methyl-triclosan is a transformation product of the biocide triclosan. Triclosan is widely used, for instance in disinfectants, soaps, and deodorants, as preservative in cosmetic products and as antibacterial treatment of textiles.
Methylation of triclosan in sewage treatment plants (STP) may result in the formation of methyl-triclosan which partly enters surface waters via the STP-effluents. Methyl-triclosan is assessed as persistent in the environment and toxic to aquatic organisms. Because of its lipophilicy it can accumulate in organisms.
Recommended analysis examples
Bioindicator in rivers and lakes
Fine insoluble mineral or organic particles in the water phase
Important, old-industrialised conurbation in Germany.
Main water divide between the North- and Baltic Sea
Longest river in Germany
Fourth largest river basin in Central Europe
Region in the chemical triangle of Central Germany
Second largest river in Europe
1994 - 2012
Retrospective Monitoring of Triclosan and Methyl-triclosan in Fish: Results from the German Environmental Specimen Bank
Böhmer, Walter; Rüdel, Heinz; Wenzel, Andrea; Schröter-Kermani, Christa
Organohalogen Compounds 66 (2004), 1516 - 1521, 2004
Retrospective study of triclosan and methyl-triclosan residues in fish and suspended particulate matter: Results from the German Environmental Specimen Bank
Rüdel, Heinz; Böhmer, Walter; Müller, Martin; Fliedner, Annette; Ricking, Mathias; Teubner, Diana; Schröter-Kermani, Christa
Chemosphere 91 (2013), 11, 1517-1524, 2013
Retrospektives Monitoring von Triclosan und Methyltriclosan in Brassenmuskulaturproben der Umweltprobenbank (German)
Böhmer, Walter; Bernhardt, Thorsten; Rüdel, Heinz; Müller, Martin; Wenzel, Andrea
Fraunhofer-Institut für Molekularbiologie und Angewandte Oekologie, 2005