Degradation of organic pollutants in/on snow and ice by singlet molecular oxygen (¹O₂*) and an organic triplet excited state.

@article{Bower2014DegradationOO,
  title={Degradation of organic pollutants in/on snow and ice by singlet molecular oxygen (¹O₂*) and an organic triplet excited state.},
  author={Jonathan P. Bower and Cort Anastasio},
  journal={Environmental science. Processes & impacts},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={748-56}
}
Singlet molecular oxygen (¹O₂*) can be a significant sink for a variety of electron-rich pollutants in surface waters and atmospheric drops. We recently found that ¹O₂* concentrations are enhanced by up to a factor of 10(4) on illuminated ice compared to in the equivalent liquid solution, suggesting that ¹O₂* could be an important oxidant for pollutants in… CONTINUE READING