Jump to main content or area navigation.

Contact Us

Superfund


   

Highlight 5-9

TYPICAL DEGRADATION PRODUCTS

Parent Substance(s) Typical Degradation Product(s)
Chloromethanes (e.g., carbon tetrachloride) Other chloromethanes with fewer chlorines; formaldehyde; chloroform
Chloroethanes (e.g., tetrachloroethane, trichloroethanes (1,1,1 or 1,1,2), dichloroethanes, chloroethanes) Other chloroethanes with fewer chlorines; chloroethanols; ethanol; chloroethenes
Chloroethenes (e.g., tetrachloroethene, trichloroethene, dichloroethenes, vinyl chloride) Other chloroethenes with fewer chlorines; chloroethanols; chloroethanes
Chlorobenzenes and chlorophenols, hexachlorobenzene, pentachlorophenols Other chlorobenzenes and chlorophenols with fewer chlorines; chlorocatechols; chlorobenzoic acids; phenols
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) Other PCBs with fewer chlorines; chlorobenzenes
DDT DDE; DDDs
DDT DDE; DDDs
Disulfoton Carbon disulfide
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) 2,4-Dichlorophenol; 3,5-Dichlorocatechol; 2,4-Dichloromuconic acid
Aldrin Dieldrin

 

Superfund Help: Acronyms | Topics | Frequent Questions | Publications | Sitemap

OSWER Home | Superfund Home | Innovative Technologies Home