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Decomposition of parathion in aqueous solution by ultrasonic irradiation

Kotronarou, A. and Mills, G. and Hoffmann, Michael R. (1992) Decomposition of parathion in aqueous solution by ultrasonic irradiation. Environmental Science and Technology, 26 (7). pp. 1460-1462. ISSN 0013-936X. doi:10.1021/es00031a026.

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Parathion (O,O-diethyl O-p-nitrophenyl thiophosphate) is a major pesticide that is used in large quantities worldwide. Organophosphate esters such as parathion have been used as alternatives to DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides. However, the organophosphate esters are not rapidly degraded in natural waters. At 20 ºC and pH 7.4, parathion has a hydrolytic half-life of 108 days and its toxic metabolite, paraoxon, has a similar half-life of 144 days.

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Additional Information:© 1992 American Chemical Society. Received for review September 6, 1991. Revised manuscript received March 26, 1992. Accepted March 31, 1992.
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Official Citation:Decomposition of parathion in aqueous solution by ultrasonic irradiation A. Kotronarou, G. Mills, and M. R. Hoffmann Environmental Science & Technology 1992 26 (7), 1460-1462 DOI: 10.1021/es00031a026
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