Accession Number:

ADA210748

Title:

Enhanced Oxidation and Solovolysis Reactions in Chemically Inert Microheterogeneous Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND) INST DE CHIMIE PHYSIQUE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The aim of the project has been to test the working hypothesis of an enhanced oxidative degradation of organic substrates solubilized in peroxide containing microemulsions. This work contains therefore three main topics 1. The stability of H2O2 containing microemulsions and the research for a potential catalytic effect of its decomposition. 2. The qualitative and quantitative analysis of the intermediates of the H2O2 decomposition. 3. Kinetic investigations on the reactivity of these intermediates towards solubilized organic substrates and evaluation of the efficiencies of these oxidation reactions. Both, the increased solubilization capability of microemulsions and an accelerated decomposition of H2O2 may be exploited for decontamination. The kinetic results of the reactivity of the superoxide anion will be reported as soon as the experiments have been reproduced. This report contains the preliminary results of the first pulsed radiolysis experiments. The quantitative analysis of hydroxyl radical in microemulsions and corresponding kinetic investigations will be subject a research proposal for a second project.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE