Department of Chemistry, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, I. R. Iran
Department of Chemistry, Ahar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahar, I. R. Iran
Catalytic and photocatalytic reactions of (2-chloroethyl) phenyl sulfide (2-CEPS), a mimic of bis (2-chloroethyl) sulfide (i.e. Sulfur mustard) were studied on the surfaces of titanium oxide. TiO2 nanoparticles (anatase, rutile and mixture of 80% anatase/20% rutile) along with bulk TiO2 were tested as reactive sorbents for reaction of 2-CEPS at room temperature (25±0.5°C). Reactions were monitored by GC-FID technique and reaction products were characterized by GC-MS. Data explores the role of hydrolysis and elimination reactions in the reaction of 2-CEPS on titanium oxide. In these reactions, 2-CEPS undergo photocatalytic reactions to yield (2-hydroxyethyl) phenyl sulfide, (2-ethoxyethyl) phenyl sulfide and vinyl phenyl sulfide. Also data reveals that the maximum decontamination of 2-CEPS was related to nano-TiO2 (80% anatase/ 20% rutile)/ UV.