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Kinetics and Mechanism of the Sonolytic Degradation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons: Frequency Effects

Hung, Hui-Ming and Hoffmann, Michael R. (1999) Kinetics and Mechanism of the Sonolytic Degradation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons: Frequency Effects. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 103 (15). pp. 2734-2739. ISSN 1089-5639. doi:10.1021/jp9845930.

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The kinetics of the sonolytic degradation of aqueous solutions of carbon tetrachloride and hexachloroethane (C_2Cl_6) were investigated at six different frequencies over the range from 20 to 1078 kHz. The rates of degradation of CCl_4 and C_2Cl_6 were shown to increase with increasing frequency with optimal degradation rates at 500 kHz. At 205 kHz, the relative rates of sonolytic degradation of the three chlorinated methanes followed the order of CCl_4 > CHCl_3 > CH_2Cl_2. Hexachloroethane, which was formed as the primary intermediate in the degradation of CCl_4, was degraded at a rate comparable to that of CCl_4 at all six frequencies.

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Additional Information:© 1999 American Chemical Society. Received: December 1, 1998; In Final Form: February 4, 1999. Publication Date (Web): March 19, 1999. The authors wish to thank Linda Weavers, Ralf H. Höchemer, Chao-Ping Hsu, and Christian Schiller for their helpful discussions. Financial support from the Office of Naval Research, ONR, and the Department of Energy is gratefully acknowledged.
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Official Citation:Kinetics and Mechanism of the Sonolytic Degradation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons:  Frequency Effects Hui-Ming Hung and Michael R. Hoffmann The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 1999 103 (15), 2734-2739 DOI: 10.1021/jp9845930
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