Rate coefficients of hydroxyl radical reactions with pesticide molecules and related compounds: A review

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Abstract

Rate coefficients published in the literature on hydroxyl radical reactions with pesticides and related compounds are discussed together with the experimental methods and the basic reaction mechanisms. Recommendations are made for the most probable values. Most of the molecules whose rate coefficients are discussed have aromatic ring: their rate coefficients are in the range of 2×109-1×1010mol-1dm3s-1. The rate coefficients show some variation with the electron withdrawing-donating nature of the substituent on the ring. The rate coefficients for triazine pesticides (simazine, atrazine, prometon) are all around 2.5×109mol-1dm3s-1. The values do not show variation with the substituent on the s-triazine ring. The rate coefficients for the non-aromatic molecules which have C=C double bonds or several C-H bonds may also be above 1×109mol-1dm3s-1. However, the values for molecules without C=C double bonds or several C-H bonds are in the 1×107-1×109mol-1dm3s-1 range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-134
Number of pages15
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Volume96
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2014

Keywords

  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Degradation
  • Hydroxyl radical
  • Pesticide
  • Rate coefficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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