Surfactant-assisted UV-photolysis of nitroarenes.

  title={Surfactant-assisted UV-photolysis of nitroarenes.},
  author={Claude A. Diehl and Chad T Jafvert and Karen A. Marley and Richard A Larson},
  volume={46 4},
Photochemical transformations (lambda-254 nm) of 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT) in aqueous solutions containing the cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium (CTA) and the anionic nucleophile borohydride (BH4-) were investigated. The overall decay rate was enhanced at CTA concentrations above the critical micelle concentration (cmc) when stoichiometric excess BH4- was present in solution. A kinetic model that separates the overall reaction rate into micellar and aqueous pseudo-phase components… CONTINUE READING