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[*] posted on 18-8-2022 at 15:25
Unzipping PFAS "forever" molecules

I know very little organic chemistry, but this seems interesting:
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[*] posted on 18-8-2022 at 16:59

While this is a great step, it unfortunately only works to solve part of the problem.
As described in the article the decarboxylation process they developed is not effective at destroying sulphonic acids, which includes perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and its precursors. PFOS is generally considered to be the more toxic of the PFAS compounds from both a human health and ecological perspective.
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