PHOTOLYSIS OF FLUORENE AND 9-FLUORENONE A TOXIC ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANT: STUDIES IN THE EFFECT OF SOLVENT AND INTENSITY OF THE SOURCE
Keywords:Photolysis, 9-Fluorenone;, Acetonitrile, Benzene, Acetone
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a class of genotoxic environmental
contaminants and are always exposed to solar radiations. Fluorenes are important PAHs
widely distributed in nature and hence the studies in the effect of light on them are of ulmost
significance. Therefore in this paper, we have studied the photo irradiations of fluorene (1)
and 9-fluorenone (2) with UV light in different solvents, which results in the formation of
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