The photochemical behaviour in different solvents of the herbicide oxyfluorfen [2-chloro-1-(3-ethoxy-4-nitrophenoxy)-4-(trifluoromethyl) benzene (CAS RN 42874–03–3)] was studied. Photochemical reactions were carried out by using a high pressure mercury arc and a solar simulator. Kinetic parameters and quantum yields were determined. Identification of the photoproducts was performed by GC-MS and the main compounds were confirmed by [1H] NMR. The photochemical reactions were also carried out in the presence of either a singlet or a triplet quencher, and in the presence of either a radical initiator or a radical inhibitor. Results indicate that the first excited singlet state can undergo both homolytic and heterolytic cleavage of the ethyl-oxygen bond in the side chain of oxyfluorfen. Moreover, the presence of reduction products in the reaction mixture is supposed to occur via a monoelectron transfer process with the formation of a transient exciplex during the reaction.
|Titolo:||PHOTOCHEMICAL BEHAVIOUR OF OXYFLUORFEN: A DIPHENYL-ETHER HERBICIDE|
SCRANO, Laura [Writing – Original Draft Preparation]
BUFO, Sabino Aurelio (Corresponding)
D'AURIA, Maurizio [Investigation]
|Data di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo su Rivista|