Kinetics of octachlorodipropyl ether photolysis in aqueous solution

Yan hong Shi, Min Liao, Hiromasa Kiyota, Hai qun Cao, Ri Mao Hua, Feng Tang, Yong De Yue

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The photodegradation kinetics of octachlorodipropyl ether (OCDPE) in aqueous solution have been studied under select conditions. The photodegradation rate constants of OCDPE increase with the increases of temperature and pH. The photolysis rates of OCDPE in the investigated water follow the sequence of pure water>impoundment water>pond water>lake water. The photodegradation product of OCDPE is shown to be 2,3,3-trichloroprop-2-en-1-ol. We propose that the OCDPE photolytic pathways consist of dehydrochlorination and ether cleavage via ionic or radical mediated reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pesticide Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Aqueous solutions
  • Half-life
  • Octachlorodipropyl ether (OCDPE)
  • Photolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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