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Journal of the Korean Chemical Society (JKCS)

ISSN 1017-2548(Print)
ISSN 2234-8530(Online)
Volume 57, Number 3
JKCSEZ 57(3)
June 20, 2013 

Technical Development for Chemical Treatment of Brominated Flame Retardant Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

브롬화 난연제인 Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)의 화학적처리 기술 개발
Keon Sang Ryoo*, Yong Pyo Hong, Sungwook Hong

유건상*, 홍용표, 홍성욱
PEGs, PBDEs, Bromine elimination, σ-xylene
A chemical reaction of PBDEs was implemented using the polyethylene glycols (PEGs) and KOH, along with different reaction conditions such as temperatures and times. Removal efficiencies of PBDEs before and after chemical reaction were examined by difference of concentration. PBDEs was not removed at lower temperatures of 25 and 50 oC. However, under the increased temperature, removal efficiency of PBDEs in σ-xylene was gradually increased, showing completely removal of PBDEs containing 5-6 bromines on biphenyl frame. When increasing the reaction conditions to 4 hours and 150 oC, removal efficiency of PBDEs reached almost 100%. In studying the reaction of PEGs with PBDEs, it confirmed that the PBDEs led to less brominated by PEGs through a stepwise process with the successive elimination of bromines.
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