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|Main Title||Light-Induced Transformations of Methoxychlor in Aquatic Systems.|
|Author||Zepp, Richard G. ; Wolfe, N. Lee ; Gordon, John A. ; Fincher., Robert C. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Research Lab., Athens, Ga.|
|Stock Number||PB-265 339|
|Additional Subjects||Insecticides ; DDT ; Photolysis ; Water pollution control ; Chlorine organic compounds ; Decomposition reactions ; Light(Visible radiation) ; Photochemical reactions ; Oxygen ; Reaction kinetics ; Surface waters ; Distilled water ; Correlation techniques ; Sunlight ; Marine biology ; Experimental design ; Methoxychlor ; DDE insecticide ; Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane ; Ethylene/bis(chlorophenyl)-dichloro ; Environmental chemical substitutes|
The light-induced decomposition of methoxychlor was studied in hexane, distilled water, and several natural water samples. Product studies indicate that the primary photochemical process for methoxychlor is the same as that for DDT--cleavage of one of its carbon-chlorine bonds to form free-radical intermediates. Subsequent reactions of these intermediates with themselves, oxygen, or the solvent determine the nature of products. Copyright (c) 1976 by the American Chemical Society.