Accession Number : ADA325755

Title :   A Supramolecular Approach to the Mechanisms of Photomineralization of Hazardous Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Feb 95-31 Jul 96,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Turro, Nicholas J.

PDF Url : ADA325755

Report Date : 04 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. p1

Descriptors :   *PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, *MINERALIZATION, AIR FORCE, ENVIRONMENTS, DEGRADATION, CHEMICALS, MOLECULES, MATERIALS, SENSITIVITY.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE