Fenton S Reagent


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Fenton's reagent is a solution of hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) with ferrous iron (typically iron(II) sulfate , FeSO 4 ) as a catalyst that is used to oxidize contaminants or waste waters . Fenton's reagent can be used to destroy organic compounds such as trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, PCE). It was developed in the 1890s by Henry John Horstman Fenton as an analytical reagent. [1] [2]