Amelie Kierkegaard

Room: T512
Phone: +46 8 674 7182

Research field

Method development and analysis of cyclic and linear volatile methylsiloxanes, cVMS and lVMS, in different environmental matrices. One of the most frequently used cVMS is decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, D5, which is a high volume chemical in EU, used in personal care products. The analysis of VMS serves to increase the knowledge on how these chemicals behave in the environment.

Latest scientific papers

Using chemical benchmarking to determine the persistence of chemicals in a Swedish lake

2015 | Environ. Sci. Technol. (1646-1653)

Differences between lipids extracted from five species are not sufficient to explain biomagnification of non-polar organic chemicals

Jahnke, A.; Holmbäck, J.; Andersson, R.A.; Kierkegaard, A.; Mayer, P.; MacLeod, M.
2015 | Environ. Sci. Technol.

Rate Constants and Activation Energies for Gas-Phase Reactions of Three Cyclic Volatile Methyl Siloxanes with the Hydroxyl Radical

2015 | Int. J. Chem. Kinet. | 47 (420-428)

Using model-based screening to help discover unknown environmental contaminants.

McLachlan, M.; Kierkegaard, A.; Radke, M.; Sobek, A.; Malmvärn, A.; Alsberg, T.; Arnot, J.A.; Brown, T.N.; Wania, F.; Breivik, K.; Xu, S.
2014 | Environ. Sci. Technol.

Consistency in Trophic Magnification Factors of Cyclic Methyl Siloxanes in Pelagic Freshwater Food Webs Leading to Brown Trout

Borga, K; Fjeld, E; Kierkegaard, A; McLachlan, MS
2013 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 47 (24) (14394-14402)

All publications

Contaminant Chemistry

Pollutants in the environment: Where they come from, where they go, and who gets exposed.