Hanna, Samir B.
The chemical degradation of nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) by sodium hypochlorite is examined. Preliminary work indicates that NTA undergoes decarboxylation. In the second phase of this investigation (S92), the work was mainly concerned with the products from the reaction of NTA with hypochlorite. The product of decarboxylation has been found to be iminodiacetic acid. The decrease in concentration of hypochlorite per unit time was studied over a pH range of 7-14 and in the presence of lead, calcium, zinc, and copper ions.
29 Jan 1993
Linville, Audrey P., "Hypochlorite Oxidation of Nitrilotriacetic Acid" (1993). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 101.