Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Chemistry Dept.
D. Whitney King
Dr. Margaret Hennessy
Atrazine and 2,4-D are common herbicides used for crop, lawn, and rangeland management. Photochemical degradation has been proposed as one safe and efficient remediation strategy for both 2,4-D and Atrazine. In the presence of iron(llI) and hydrogen peroxide these herbicides decay by both thermal and light induced oxidation. Past studies have focused primarily on sun light as an energy source. This work provides a mechanistic description of herbicide degradation incorporating intermediate degradation products produced in the dark and under well-defined light conditions.
Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid -- Biodegradation, Atrazine -- Biodegradation, Herbicides -- Environmental aspects
Recommended CitationGhertner, Asher D., "Photochemical degradation of 2,4-D and atrazine in well-defined media" (2001). Honors Theses. Paper 97.
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