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Main Title Structure-Reactivity Relationships in Dehydrohalogenation Reactions of Polychlorinated and Polybrominated Alkanes.
Author Roberts, A. L. ; Jeffers, P. M. ; Wolfe, N. L. ; Gschwend, P. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. ;State Univ. of New York Coll. at Cortland.;National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/284; NIEHS-2-P30-ESO-2109-11;
Stock Number PB93-222750
Additional Subjects Environmental effects ; Dehydrohalogenation ; Haloalkanes ; Polymers ; Structure-activity relationships ; Bromoalkanes ; Chloroalkanes ; Path of pollutants ; Molecular structure ; Chemical reactions ; Substitution reactions ; Reviews ; Land pollution ; Water pollution ; Chemical reaction mechanisms
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NTIS  PB93-222750 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 41p
Current information is inadequate to predict the rates at which polyhalogenated alkanes undergo dehydrohalogenation reactions under environmental conditions, forming olefins that are frequently more toxic and more recalcitrant than the products of substitution reactions. To permit evaluation of the relative importance of different potential transformation products, qualitative relationships between structure and reactivity via substitution and dehydrohalogenation pathways are reviewed. Parameters needed for preliminary estimates of dehydrohalogenation reactivity for new compounds are provided. In addition, information is furnished concerning the design of future experiments in buffered aqueous solution.