SACRED - A novel catalytic process for the environmental remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBS)

Jackman, Simon A. and Knowles, Christopher J. and Robinson, Gary K. (1999) SACRED - A novel catalytic process for the environmental remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBS). Chemosphere, 38 (8). pp. 1889-1900. ISSN 0045-6535. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The catalytic degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has been studied in aqueous media and contaminated soils. A novel SAmarium Catalyzed REDuctive dechlorination (SACRED) is demonstrated which is able to operate in a short timescale under mild conditions (ambient temperature; inert atmosphere) and with low energy requirements. Samarium (II) iodide, in the presence of hexamethylphosphoramide in tetrahydrofuran, catalyses hydrogenolytic dechlorination of highly chlorinated PCBs, generating biphenyl, mono- and dichlorinated biphenyls from Aroclor 1242. Catalysis is also effective in co-contaminated soils containing various PCBs and in the presence of up to 5 % (w/w) moisture. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: polychlorinated biphenyls; PCBs; reductive dechlorination; samarium diiodide
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2009 21:45
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 10:30
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16868 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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