Sabin, F. and Türk, T. and Vogler, Arnd
Photo-oxidation of organic compounds in the presence of titanium dioxide: determination of efficiency.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A Chemistry 63 (1), pp. 99-106.
The photo-oxidation of 23 compounds (benzene, haloaromatics, chloroalkenes, haloalkanes, bis-(2-chloroethyl)ether, 1-hydroxyethane-1, 1-diphosphonate and ethylenediamine-N,N,N′,N′-acetic acid) in aqueous solution with titanium dioxide as the photocatalyst was investigated. The plots of photo-oxidation rate vs. irradiation time were analysed on the basis of a simple kinetic model for homogeneous reactions. This model yielded formal rate constants which serve as a general measure for the efficiency of photo-oxidation.