Photodegradation fates of cis-chlordane, trans-chlordane, and heptachlor in ethanol.

@article{Yamada2008PhotodegradationFO,
  title={Photodegradation fates of cis-chlordane, trans-chlordane, and heptachlor in ethanol.},
  author={Shingo Yamada and Yuta Naito and Masafumi Funakawa and Satoshi Nakai and Masaaki Hosomi},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 9},
  pages={1669-75}
}
cis-Chlordane, trans-chlordane, and heptachlor were photodegraded in ethanol, and their degradation fates and degradation products were determined by a computational chemical method. The most degradable material was heptachlor (first-order reaction constant k=0.13 min(-1)). Chlorine balances changed during UV irradiation, and the chlorine atoms in chlordane and heptachlor were eventually mineralized. cis-Chlordane, trans-chlordane and heptachlor each generated two di-dechlorinated products… CONTINUE READING