A Supramolecular Approach to the Mechanisims of Photomineralization of Hazardous Materials.
Final rept. 1 Feb 95-31 Jul 96,
COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Supramolecular photochemistry provides experimental tools and mechanistic concepts pertinent to the examination of the fate of Air Force chemicals and how they may be photochemically transformed into environmentally benign substances. This benefication process of converting AF chemicals to environmentally benign materials is termed mineralization. A biomimetic strategy is adopted for which the laboratory model of benefication is based on processes occurring in nature. This biomimetic model provided us with the strategy of employing supramolecular photosystems to achieve the mineralization of AF chemicals via photosensitized degradation.
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