Palestine Technical University Research Journal


Since deuterium 2H (D) is an isotope of hydrogen 1H, the testing of the possibility of photochemical synthesis of marked chlorinated phenol, biphenyl and benzene using normal solvents was studied. The irradiation of full chlorinated compounds dissolved in normal solvents such as MeOH or n-hexane has led to a reaction substitution in which a chlorine atom was substituted by hydrogen atom forming less grade chlorinated chlorophenols, biphenyls and benzenes. The quantum yields of pentachlorophenol, decachlorobiphenyl and hexachlorobenzene under irradiation using polychromatic light were calculated and found to be 5.7 x 10-3, 1.6 x 10-2 and 1.2 x 10-2 Mol·Einstein-1, respectively. Depending on this study the production of marked chlorinated or non-chlorinated compounds using deuterated appropriate solvents such as MeOH d4 or n-hexane d14 is possible. However, more efforts should be made towards chromatographically separation of synthesized standards and byproducts in order to make the use of these marked compounds as standards in residue analysis feasible.