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Volume 5 (2007), No 3, p 167-170

Kinetics of decompositition of organophosphate Fenitrothion by decontaminating foam-making blends

Jiri Cabal, Kamil Kuca, Jitka Micova

Address: Department of Toxikology, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence, Trebesska 1575, 500 01 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Received 17th April 2007.
Revised 14th May 2007.
Published online 30th July 2007.

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The hydrolytic efficacy of foam-making blends on the basis of cationic and nonionic surfactants and hydrogen peroxide was tested against the organophosphate Fenitrothion. The length of alkyl chains in both classes of surfactants and their mutual ratios are not parameters which significantly influenced the reactivity of blends. On the other hand, an increase in the hydrogen peroxide concentration induced a significant increase in the velocity of hydrolysis of Fenitrothion.

foams; decontamination; organophosphate; cationic surfactants

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