Photocatalytic oxidative degradation of 2-methylthiophene in suspensions of TiO2: identification of intermediates and degradation pathways


Sokmen M., Allen D., Hewson A., Clench M.

JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY, vol.141, no.1, pp.63-67, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 141 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1010-6030(01)00420-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY A-CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-67

Abstract

The photocatalytic oxidative degradation of 2-methylthiophene has been investigated in aqueous suspensions of TiO2. The nature of the degradation products was investigated using GC/MS. The effects of the nature of the solvent and type of radiation have also been examined. In the degradation of 2-methylthiophene several intermediates were detected including hydroxythiophenes, various dimeric and trimeric structures. (C) 2001 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.