Radiolysis studies on the destruction of microcystin-LR in aqueous solution by hydroxyl radicals.

@article{Song2009RadiolysisSO,
  title={Radiolysis studies on the destruction of microcystin-LR in aqueous solution by hydroxyl radicals.},
  author={Weihua Song and Tielian Xu and William Jason Cooper and Dionysios D Dionysiou and Armah A. de la Cruz and Kevin E O'Shea},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={1487-92}
}
In this study, steady-state and time-resolved radiolysis methods were used to determine the primary reaction pathways and kinetic parameters for the reactions of hydroxyl radical with microcystin-LR (MC-LR). The fundamental kinetic data is critical for the accurate evaluation of hydroxyl-radical based technologies for the destruction of this problematic class of cyanotoxins. The bimolecular rate constant for the reaction of hydroxyl radical with MC-LR is 2.3 (+/-0.1) x 10(10) M(-1)s(-1) based… CONTINUE READING