PerspectiveChemistry

Dissolved Natural Organic Matter as a Microreactor

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Science  24 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5768, pp. 1723-1724
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123389

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Summary

Organic matter dissolved in rivers and oceans undergoes poorly understood complex reactions, including the light-induced formation of a highly reactive form of oxygen that can subsequently react with pollutants and water contaminants.