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Peer-reviewed publications

Castro-Jiménez Javier, González-Gaya Belen, Mriana Pizarro, Paulo Casal, Cristina Pizarro-Alvarez, Jordi Dachs (2016) Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardants and Plasticizers in the Global Oceanic Atmosphere. Environmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04344


Mesquita S.R., Dachs J., van Drooge B., Castro-Jiménez J., Navarro-Martín L., Barata C., Vieira N., Guimaraes L., Piña B. (2016) Toxicity assessment of atmopsheric particle matter in the Mediterranean and Black Seas open waters. Science of the Total Environment, 545-546, 163-170


Castro-Jiménez J., Dachs J., Eisenreich S.J. (2015) Atmospheric deposition of POPs: Implications for the chemical pollution of aquatic environments. In Persistent Organic Pollutants: Analytical Techniques, Environmental Fate and Biological Effects, Ed. Eddy Y. Zeng. Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Series,Vol.67,Chapter 8, pp295-322, Elsevier.

Castro-Jiménez J., Berrojalbiz N., Pizarro M., Dachs J. (2014) Organophosphate ester (OPE) flame retardants and plasticizers in the open Mediterranean and Black Seas Atmosphere. Environmental Scicence and Technology, 48, 3203-3209


Rosalinda Gioia, Javier Castro-Jiménez, Luca Nizzetto, Jordi Dachs, Rainer Lohmann, Matthew MacLeod and Kevin C. Jones (2014) Diurnal variability of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the atmosphere over the remote Southern Atlantic Ocean. Atmosphere 5, 622-634.

N. Berrojalbiz, J. Castro-Jiménez, G. Mariani, J. Wollgast, G. Hanke, J. Dachs (2014) Atmospheric occurrence, transport and deposition of polychlorinated biphenyls and hexachlorobenzene in the Mediterranean and Black seas. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 14, 8947-8959.

Ramon Guardans and Javier Castro-Jiménez (2013). How enhancing atmospheric monitoring and modeling can be effective for the Stockholm Convention on POPs. Atmosphere, 4, 445-471.

Castro-Jiménez J., Berrojalbiz N., Mejanelle L., Dachs J. (2013). Sources, transport and deposition of aatmopsheric organic pollutants in the Mediterranean Sea. ACS Symposium Series, vol. 1149, Chapter 11, pp 231-260

Castro-Jiménez J., Rotllant G., Ábalos M., Parera J., Dachs J., Company J.B., Calafat A., Abad E (2013). Accumulation of dioxins in deep-sea crustaceans, fish and sediments from a submarine canyon (NW Mediterranean). Progress in Oceanography 118, 260-272

Castro-Jiménez J. , Eisenreich S.J., Mariani G., Skejo H., Umlauf G (2012). Monitoring atmospheric levels and deposition of dioxin-like pollutants in sub-alpine Northern Italy. Atmospheric Environment 56, 194-202

Georg Hanke, Stefano Polesello, Giulio Mariani, Sara Comero, Jan Wollgast, Robert Loos, Javier Castro-Jiménez, Luisa Patrolecco, Sara Valsecchi, Marianna Rusconi, Nicoletta Ademollo, Giovanni Bidoglio (2012). Chemical-monitoring on-site exercises to harmonize analytical methods for priority substances in the European Union. Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry 36, 25-35

Javier Castro-Jiménez
, Naiara Berrojalbiz, Jan Wollgast, Jordi Dachs (2012) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the Mediterranean Sea: atmospheric occurrence, deposition and decoupling with settling fluxes in the water column. Environmental Pollution 166, 40-47.

Naiara Berrojalbiz, Jordi Dachs, María José Ojeda, María Carmen Valle, Sabino DelVento, Javier Castro-Jiménez, Giulio Mariani, Jan Wollgast, and Georg Hanke (2011) Persistent organic pollutants in Mediterranean seawater and processes affecting their accumulation in plankton.
Environmental Science and Technology 45, 4315-4322.

J. Castro-Jiménez , G. Mariani, Vives I., H. Skejo, G Umlauf., J.M. Zaldivar, S. Dueri, G. Messiaen, T. Laugier (2011) Atmospheric concentrations, occurrence and deposition of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in a Mediterranean coastal site (Etang de Thau, France). Environmental Pollution 159, 1948-1956

Javier Castro-Jiménez and Catherine Gonzalez (2011). Immunoassay-based screening of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in sediments: requirements for a new generation of test kits. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 13, 894-900

Naiara Berrojalbiz, Jordi Dachs, María José Ojeda, María Carmen Valle, Javier Castro-Jiménez, Jan Wollgast, Michela Ghiani, Georg Hanke, and Jose Manuel Zaldivar (2011). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in seawater and plankton of the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 25, GB4003

J. M. Zaldívar, D. Marinov, S. Dueri, J. Castro-Jiménez, C. Micheletti and A. Worth (2011).. An integrated approach for bioaccumulation assessment in mussels: Towards biota Environmental Quality Standards development Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74, 244-252

J. Castro-Jiménez
, S.J. Eisenreich; M. Ghiani, G. Mariani, H. Skejo, G. Umlauf, J. Wollgast, J.M. Zaldívar, N. Berrojalbiz, J. Dachs, H.I. Reuter . (2010)
Atmospheric occurrence and deposition of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) in the open Mediterranean Sea. Environmental Science and Technology 44, 5456-5463.

Sibylle Dueri, Javier Castro-Jiménez and José-Manuel Zaldívar Comenges (2009). Modelling the influence of thermal stratification and complete mixing on the PCB distribution and fluxes in the water column of Lake Maggiore. Chemosphere 75, 1266-1272.

J. Castro-Jiménez, S. Dueri, S.J. Eisenreich, G. Mariani, H. Skejo, G. Umlauf and J.M. Zaldívar (2009). Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the atmosphere of sub-alpine northern Italy. Environmental Pollution 157, 1024-1032

J. Castro-Jiménez, G. Deviller M. Ghiani, R. Loos, G. Mariani, H. Skejo , G. Umlauf , J. Wollgast ,T. Laugier , K. Héas-Moisan , F. Léauté , C. Munschy , C. Tixier , J. Tronczyński (2008). PCDD/F and PCB multi-media ambient concentrations, congener patterns and occurrence in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon (Etang de Thau, France). Environmental Pollution 156, 123-135.

Castro-Jiménez J., Mariani G., Eisenreich S.J., Christoph E.H., Hanke G., Canuti E., Skejo H, and Umlauf G. (2008). Atmospheric input of POPs into Lake Maggiore (Northern Italy): PCDD/Fs and dioxin-like PCBs profiles and fluxes in the atmosphere and aquatic system Chemosphere 73, S122-S130.

Mariani G., Canuti E., Castro-Jiménez, J., Christoph E.H., E. Eisenreich S.J., Hanke G., Skejo H., and Umlauf G. (2008). Atmospheric input of POPs into Lake Maggiore (Northern Italy): PBDEs concentrations and profile in air, precipitation, settling material and sediments Chemosphere 73, S114-S121.

Sybille Dueri, Javier Castro-Jiménez and José-Manuel Zaldívar Comenges (2008). On the use of the partitioning approach to derive Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in sediments: a review of existing data. Science of the Total Environment 403, 23-33.

R. Loos, J. Wollgast, J. Castro-Jiménez, G. Mariani, T. Huber, G. Locoro, G. Hanke, G. Umlauf, G. Bidoglio, P. Hohenblum, W. Moche, S. Weiss, H. Schmid, F. Leiendecker, T. Ternes, A. Navarro Ortega; A. Hildebrandt, D. Barceló, P. Lepom, I. Dimitrova, O. Nitcheva, S. Polesello, S. Valsecchi, S. Boutrup, O. Sortkjaer, R. de Boer, J. Staeb (2008). Laboratory intercomparison study for the analysis of nonyl-and octylphenol in river water. Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry 27, 89-95.

Ingrid Vives, Elisabetta Canuti, Javier Castro-Jiménez, Eugen H. Christoph, Steven J. Eisenreich, Georg Hanke, Tania Huber, Giulio Mariani, Anne Mueller, Helle Skejo, Gunther Umlauf, and Jan Wollgast (2007). Occurrence of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in Lake Maggiore (Italy and Switzerland). Journal of Environmental Monitoring ,9, 589-598..

Umlauf G, Canuti E, Castro-Jiménez J, Christoph EH, Eisenreich SJ, Ghiani M, Hanke G, Mariani G, Mueller A1, Tourliti V, Skejo H. (2006). Spatial distribution of PCDD/F in surface sediments of Lake Maggiore (Italy). Organohalogen Compounds 68, 1141-1145.

G. Mariani, E. Canuti, J. Castro-Jiménez, E.H. Christoph, S.J. Eisenreich, G. Hanke, H. Skejo, G. Umlauf and J. Wollgast (2006). Input of PCDD/Fs, DL-PCB and PBDE in Lake Maggiore (Italy). Organohalogen Compounds, 68, 1136-1140.

Castro-Jiménez J, Deviller G, Mariani G, Skejo H, Umlauf G,Guiot N , Héas Moisan K , Léauté F , Munschy C , Tixier C , Tronczynski J . (2006). PCDD/Fs Occurrence in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon (Etang de Thau, France): Concentrations and patterns in different environmental compartments. Organohalogen Compounds, 68, 1016-1021.

Castro-Jiménez, J, Canuti E, Christoph E.H., Eisenreich S.J., Hanke G., Mariani G. Skejo H, and Umlauf G (2005). Tracing atmospheric deposition of PCDD/Fs in Lake Maggiore (Italy): Preliminary Results on Setting material and sediments. Organohalogen Compounds, 67, 1209-1215.

Tadeo, J.L., Castro, J. and Sánchez-Brunete, C. (2004). Multiresidue determination in soil of pesticides used in tomato crops by sonication assisted extraction in small columns and gas chromatography. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 84, 29-37.

Castro, J., Sánchez-Brunete, C., Rodríguez J.A. and J.L. Tadeo (2002). Persistence of chlorpyrifos and endosulfan in soil. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 11, 578-582.

Castro, J
., Pérez, R.A., Miguel, E., Sánchez-Brunete, C., and J.L. Tadeo. (2002). Analysis of endosulfan isomers and endosulfan sulfate in air and tomato leaves by gas chromatography with electron-capture detection and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 947, 119-127.

Castro, J., Pérez, R.A., Sánchez-Brunete, C., and J.L. Tadeo (2001). Analysis of pesticides volatilised from plants and soil by headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography. Chromatographia, 53,361-365.

Castro, J., Sánchez-Brunete, C., and J.L. Tadeo (2001). Multiresidue analysis of insecticides in soil by gas chromatography with electron-capture detection and confirmation by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 918, 371-380.





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