CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Photoinduced reduction of divalent mercury by quinones in the presence of formic acid under anaerobic conditions
A. BERKOVIC; L. VILLATA; GONZALEZ MONICA C; BERTOLOTTI, SONIA; PIS DIEZ, REINALDO; DANIEL MARTIRE
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2012 vol. 89 p. 1189 - 1189
The laser flash photolysis technique (kexc = 355 nm) was used to investigate the mechanism of the HgCl2 reduction mediated by COÅÀ radicals generated from quenching of the triplet states of 1,4-naphthoqui-2 none (NQ) by formic acid. Kinetic simulations of the experimental signals support the proposed reaction mechanism. This system is of potential interest in the development of UV-A photoinduced photolytic procedures for the treatment of Hg(II) contaminated waters. The successful replacement of NQ with a commercial fulvic acid, as a model compound of dissolved organic matter, showed that the method is applicable to organic matter-containing waters without theaddition of quinones.