Table 1.

Compound properties, aluminum dish temperature, and approximate time required to sublime a visible layer of compound onto the agar surface

CompoundaMelting point (°C)Vapor pressure (mm Hg)bAluminum dish temp (°C)Approx time (min)Reference
Naphthalene803.1 × 10−1 750.5 7
p,p′-DDE881.9 × 10−5 7535 7
Phenanthrene1001.0 × 10−3 955 7
Fluoranthene1076.4 × 10−5 9510 7
p,p′-DDT1092.4 × 10−6 9530 7
Anthracene2186.5 × 10−4 1355 7
Dieldrin1751.6 × 10−4 1355 7
Mirex4852.1 × 10−6 13525 7
Captan1789.8 × 10−6 13525EXTOXNET website (http://ace.ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/)
Triphenylene1971.7 × 10−8 13530 2
Octacosane611.1 × 10−9 135105 12
9,10-DPA2451.4 × 10−10 135175 11
  • a DDE, dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene; DDT, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane; DPA, 9,10-diphenylanthracene.

  • b Vapor pressures at 25°C.