Zinc dust-mediated reductive degradation of decabromodiphenyl ether

Guo Bin Liu, Hong Yun Zhao, Bin Yang, Thies Thiemann

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Zinc dust serves as a reducing agent in the presence of ammonium formate and NaOH, and is highlyeffective for the hydrodebromination of decabromodiphenyl ether to give diphenyl ether and the less brominated diphenyl ethers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalGreen Chemistry Letters and Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Debromination
  • Decabromodiphenyl ether
  • Degradation
  • Detoxification
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry


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