Destruction of carcinogens in laboratory wastes. I. Destruction of benzidine, o-tolidine, and o-dianisidine by permanganate

J. Barek, A. Berka, H. Skokánková

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A suitable method for destruction of carcinogenic amines (benzidine, o-tolidine, and o-dianisidine) in laboratory wastes has been developed. The method is based on the oxidation of these substances with permanganate in sulfuric acid medium and affords better than 99.8% decontamination for all three substrates tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-355
Number of pages6
JournalMicrochemical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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