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Alleged Occurrence of the Perchlorate Ion in Sea-Water

Naturevolume 187pages11071108 (1960) | Download Citation

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IN a recent communication, Baas Becking, Haldane and Izard1 claimed to have found up to 100 p.p.m. of perchlorate in sea and ocean waters, and between 100 and 1,000 p.p.m. in estuarine and inshore waters. They have suggested that this perchlorate is formed from chloride in the water by oxidation, and that the formation of perchlorate in this manner will reduce the chlorinity of the water to the extent of up to the second decimal per mille.

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    Baas Becking, L. G. M., Haldane, A. D., and Izard, D., Nature, 182, 645 (1958).

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    Klemperer, H. G., Biochem. J., 67, 381 (1957).

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    Nabar, G. M., and Ramachandran, C. R., Anal. Chem., 31, 263 (1959).

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  1. Department of Oceanography, University of Liverpool

    • R. GREENHALGH
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