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Chapter 4

Direct Photolysis Processes

Solar light is able to photoinduce the phototransformation of a lot of pesticides. In this chapter, we describe some of the most important photochemical processes leading to the chemical transformation of pesticides, in particular photodehalogenation, photoisomerization, photo-Fries and photo-Claisen. In each case, theoretical considerations are given and illustrated by examples taken from the literature. This chapter provides useful data for the understanding of the photoreactivity of a wide range of molecules of environmental concern.

Print publication date: 20 Nov 2015
Copyright year: 2016
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-043-3
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-215-4
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-780-7