Reductive dehalogenation of carbon tetrachloride by sodium dithionite
Addition of sodium dithionite (Na2S2O4) to aqueous carbon tetrachloride solutions (∼ 650 mg/L) resulted in CCl4 concentrations lower than 2.5 mg/L after 2.5 h and in undetectable concentrations after 4-5 h of reaction. The main product of the reductive dehalogenation of CCl4 by Na2S2O4 was found to be the trichloromethanesulfinate (CCl3SO2-) anion.
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Rodríguez, J., & Rivera, M. (1997). Reductive dehalogenation of carbon tetrachloride by sodium dithionite. Chemistry Letters (11), 1133-1134. https://doi.org/10.1246/cl.1997.1133