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Thermal Decomposition Kinetics of Glyphosate (GP) and its Metabolite Aminomethylphosphonic Acid (AMPA)

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revised on 14.11.2019, 22:34 and posted on 25.11.2019, 12:59 by Milad Narimani, Gabriel da Silva
Glyphosate (GP) is a widely used herbicide worldwide, yet accumulation of GP and its main byproduct, aminomethylphosphonic acid (AMPA), in soil and water has raised concerns about its potential effects to human health. Thermal treatment processes are one option for decontaminating material containing GP and AMPA, yet the thermal decomposition chemistry of these compounds remains poorly understood. Here, we have revealed the thermal decomposition mechanism of GP and AMPA by applying computational chemistry and reaction rate theory methods.

Funding

Australian Research Council

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Email Address of Submitting Author

gdasilva@unimelb.edu.au

Institution

The University of Melbourne

Country

Australia

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0003-4284-4474

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest.

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