|Document ID (ISN)||62663|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Wyman J., Pitzer E., Williams F., Rivera J., Durkin A., Gehringer J., ServÚ P., von Minden D., Macys D.
||Evaluation of shipboard formation of neurotoxicant (trimethylolpropane phosphate) from thermal decomposition of synthetic aircraft engine lubricant
||Oct. 1993, Vol. 54, No. 10, p.584-592. Illus. 16 ref.
||Synthetic lubricants based on trimethylolpropane triheptanoate and tricresyl phosphate have been shown to form a neurotoxicant, trimethylolpropane phosphate (TMPP), during pyrolysis and/or combustion under laboratory conditions. This study examined whether TMPP is produced during an actual shipboard fire by placing the lubricant in a fire environment aboard a decommissioned US naval vessel. Both biological and chemical analyses were performed on the thermally decomposed lubricant to ensure detection of the neurotoxic material. The formation of TMPP was confirmed. The implications of this finding for safe management of post-fire cleanup are discussed.
||neurotoxic effects; pyrolysis products; trimethylolpropane phosphate
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system
Esters and salts