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MX

Similar term(s): 3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone.

Definition:

3-Chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone (MX) is a member of the halogenated hydroxyfuranone class. It is a water disinfection by product when drinking water is chlorinated, formed by the reaction of chlorine with complex organic matter in water. MX has been identified in chlorinated effluents of pulp mills.

Source: GreenFacts

More:

For more information on MX: WHO WHO Guidelines for drinking water quality 

Related words:

Chlorine - Halogenated hydroxyfuranone - Water disinfection by-product(s)

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GreenFacts Summary on Water Disinfectants & disinfectant by-products:

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