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Things that can influence an oxidisation degradation process?

  1. Mar 16, 2016 #1
    Hopefully I can get away with not describing the mechanics of the process.

    In general, if there is degradation of a solution via oxidisation, the process is not always purely oxidising, there can be other factors at work i.e. degradation may cause the solution to become hydrophobic and change the dynamics of the reactions that take place.

    I am trying to find a paper, link or person that can describe some other factors (aside from hydrophobicity) that may influence the oxidisation reaction. This is important as I need to try and describe how a purely oxidising process differs from a degradation process involving oxidisation.

    I hope the above made some kind of sense, any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Mar 17, 2016 #2
    hmm does the question not make any sense?
  4. Mar 21, 2016 #3
    Solved. Here is an example of how a degradatory process may also involve cleavage and not just oxidisation:

    Source: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es00011a014
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