Aqueous photolysis of 8:2 fluorotelomer alcohol.

  title={Aqueous photolysis of 8:2 fluorotelomer alcohol.},
  author={Suzanne A Gauthier and Scott A. Mabury},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  volume={24 8},
The 8:2 fluorotelomer alcohol (8:2 FTOH) was photodegraded in aqueous hydrogen peroxide solutions, synthetic field water (SFW) systems, and Lake Ontario (Canada) water samples. It was found to undergo indirect photolysis, with the data suggesting that the hydroxyl radical was the main degradation agent and that nitrate promoted photolysis whereas dissolved organic carbon inhibited it. The half-lives of 8:2 FTOH were 0.83 +/- 0.20 h (10 mM H2O2), 38.0 +/- 6.0 h (100 microM H2O2), 30.5 +/- 8.0 to… CONTINUE READING