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Formation, Occurrence and Analysis of Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans, Dioxins and Related Compounds

By Buser, Hans-Rudolf

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Title: Formation, Occurrence and Analysis of Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans, Dioxins and Related Compounds  
Author: Buser, Hans-Rudolf
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, United Nations., United Nations. Office for Disarmament Affairs
Collections: Government Library Collection, Disarmament Documents
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Publisher: United Nations- Office for Disarmament Affairs (Unoda)


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Buser, H. R. (n.d.). Formation, Occurrence and Analysis of Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans, Dioxins and Related Compounds. Retrieved from

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Excerpt: In several accidents (fires, explosions) involving electrical systems containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or benzenes (PCBZsl, the formation of polychlorinated tricyclic aromatic compounds such as polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDsI and biphenylenes (PCBPs) was obsewed. These findings were not surprising in light of our previous studies on the formation of PCDFs and PCDDs from the thermolysis (500-75OC in presence of air) of PCBs or PCBZs. In these experiments we identified three main and a fourth minor reaction pathway leading to PCDFs from PCBs. The three main reactions involved the loss of orthoCI, and the losses of ortho-HCI with and without a 2.3-chlorine shifl. The fourth, minor reaction route found with some PCBs, involved the loss of ortho-H. These reaction pathways were intramolecular cyelizations via oxidation to phenolic compounds. Thermolysis of commercial PCBs (Aroclor 1254 and 12fiOI yielded the same PCDF isomers as expected from the main PCB components via these four reaction pathways; the isomers farmed included the toxic 2,3,7,8-substituted tetra-, penta- and hexa-CDFs. Thermolysis of PCBZs involved complex condensation reactions with multiple rearrangements leading to PCDFs as well as PCDDs. Again oxidation to phenolic products was involved but the reaction routes are not yet fully elucidated.


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