Impacts of microplastics on organotins’ photodegradation in aquatic environments

Chunzhao Chen, Ling Chen, Yang Li, Wanyi Fu, Xiaonan Shi, Jiajun Duan, Wen Zhang

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CapsuleMicroplastics have been drawing much attention and is believed to affect the environmental fate of other present micropollutants. This paper evaluates the impacts of microplastic types on organotin photodegradation, including the heterogeneous photocatalysis via reactive oxygen species formation on UV-irradiated microplastic surfaces. The new findings unraveled new environmental impacts of microplastics in natural water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115686
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
StatePublished - Dec 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


  • Adsorption
  • Hydroxyl radicals
  • Microplastics
  • Organotins
  • Photochemical degradation


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