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Main Title Some Reactions of Naturally Occurring Nucleophiles with Haloalkanes in Water.
Author Haag, W. R. ; Mill, T. ;
CORP Author SRI International, Menlo Park, CA. Chemistry Lab.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher c1988
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-R-812414; EPA/600/J-88/386;
Stock Number PB90-103052
Additional Subjects Reaction kinetics ; Hydrolysis ; Water pollution ; Halohydrocarbons ; Nucleophilic reactions ; Ground water ; Reduction(Chemistry) ; Sulfur organic compounds ; pH ; Assessments ; Reprints ; Water chemistry ; Hexane/bromo
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NTIS  PB90-103052 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Rate constants for the reactions of a variety of naturally occurring nucleophiles with 1-bromohexane and, to a lesser extent, three other haloalkanes were studied in order to assess their importance relative to hydrolysis in determining the environmental fate of haloalkanes. HS(-) is generally the most important nucleophile because it is moderately reactive and, among the reactive sulfur nucleophiles, is usually present in the highest concentration. When elemental sulfur is present, polysulfides will be more important for the consumption of 1-bromohexane than HS(-) at pH above approximately 7 because they are 60 times more reactive and their equilibrium concentrations increase with increasing pH. A nucleophilicity scale valid in pure water was established for environmental nucleophiles, using 1-bromohexane as a reference reactant. (Copyright (c) 1988 SETAC.)