The degradation of Methyl Orange (C14H14N 3SO3Na), chosen as a model sulfonated azo dye, was investigated in aqueous solutions containing suspended polycrystalline TiO 2 particles under irradiation with simulated sunlight. The dye disappearance and the formation of the mineralization end products were monitored; the formation of the main transient intermediates was also examined in detail. Particular attention was devoted to the identification and to the evolution of fragments retaining the chromophoric group. The comparison of data coming from various analytical techniques led to a possible reaction mechanism for the degradation process, giving insight into an aspect of the treatment which has not been considered in previous studies.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2004|
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