CHEMICAL DEGRADATION OF 2,3,7,8-TCDD BY MEANS OF POLYETHYLENEGLYCOLS IN THE PRESENCE OF WEAK BASES AND AN OXIDANT
A chemical method for destroying 2,3,7,8-TCDD is reported; it provides gradual and progressive substitution of the chlorine atoms by hydrogen atoms. The dehalogenation is promoted by a mixture made up of polyethyleneglycols (high molecular weight) of a weak base (K-2CO-3) and of an inorganic peroxide (Na-2O-2) which begins the radical process. The organic chlorine is transformed into inorganic chloride. The reaction mixture administered to male guinea pigs did not lead to any direct or histological effect.
Bibliographic Reference: CHEMOSPHERE, VOL. 14 (1985), NO. 5, PP. 403-410
Record Number: 1989123100100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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