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Measurements of the Photolytic Breakdown of Decabromodiphenyl Ether in Plastics

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Marc R. Nyden, Rick D. Davis, Christopher C. White, H M. Stapleton, Nathan G. Dodder

Abstract

In this talk, we report the product distributions and decomposition rates of DecaBDE when it is incapsulated in a common plastic, high impact polystyrene, and irradiated under controlled conditions using a calibrated source. The objective is to gain additional insights into the mechanisms by which DecaBDE can migrate from plastics into the environment either as the intact molecule, or after undergoing photolytic transformation to produce other PBDEs and/or dibenzofurans (PBDFs). This information is critical to efforts directed at identifying sources of these compounds and estimating their contributions to the environmental problem.
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Keywords

brominated fire retardants, decabromodiphenyl ether, photolysis

Citation

Nyden, M. , Davis, R. , White, C. , Stapleton, H. and Dodder, N. (2017), Measurements of the Photolytic Breakdown of Decabromodiphenyl Ether in Plastics, To Be Determined (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created February 19, 2017