Reductive degradation of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in aqueous medium

Guo Bin Liu, Lu Dai, Xiang Gao, Miao Kui Li, Thies Thiemann

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Raney Ni–Al alloy in a dilute alkaline aqueous solution has shown to be a powerful reducing agent and is highly effective for the hydrodebromination of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBPPA) to bisphenol A (BPA) and other debrominated alicyclic compounds. The C–C bond of bisphenol A is cleaved easily under the reaction conditions. An almost quantitative removal of TBBPA can be attained at 90 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-783
Number of pages3
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution


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