Ozone reacts rapidly with most simple aromatic compounds and unsaturated aliphatics, such as Vinyl Chloride, 1,1-dichloroethylene, trichloroethylene, p-dichlorobenzene. Benzene, etc. But it reacts slowly with complex aromatics and saturated aliphatics. Ozone will degrade many organic compounds, such as sugars, phenols, alcohols, and as it degrades these materials it turns again into Oxygen.

Coupling Ozone with Hydrogen Peroxide will cause the formation of very active Hydroxyl ions which initiate a nucleophilic attack on organic compounds. This can result in the displacement of Halogens and other functional groups such as Amines, Sulfides.