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Natural organic Phosphorous compounds


Organophosphonates make up a significant part of the soluble phosphorous pool of marine systems. Therefore these compounds play an important role in the biogeochemical P-cycle.

The goal of this work is to reveal the relevance of methyl phosphonic acid in the marine environment. Therefore, methods for the processing of water samples with subsequent quantification of methyl phosphonic acid through GC-MS was developed.

This work is supported by the Leibniz ScienceCampus Phosphorus Research Rostock.