Accession Number : ADA318384
Title : A Supramolecular Approach to the Mechanisims of Photomineralization of Hazardous Materials.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 95-31 Jul 96,
Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
Personal Author(s) : Turro, Nicholas J.
PDF Url : ADA318384
Report Date : NOV 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : Supramolecular photochemistry provides experimental tools and mechanistic concepts pertinent to the examination of the fate of Air Force chemicals and how they may be photochemically transformed into environmentally benign substances. This benefication process of converting AF chemicals to environmentally benign materials is termed mineralization. A 'biomimetic' strategy is adopted for which the laboratory model of benefication is based on processes occurring in nature. This biomimetic model provided us with the strategy of employing supramolecular photosystems to achieve the mineralization of AF chemicals via photosensitized degradation.
Descriptors : *PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, *CHEMICALS, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *MINERALIZATION, ENVIRONMENTS, DEGRADATION, TOOLS, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT.
Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE