Ana P F M de Urzedo

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Photodegradation of the insecticide thiamethoxam (1), 3-[(2-chloro-5-thiazolyl)methyl]tetrahydro-5-methyl-N-nitro-4H-1,3,5-oxadiazin-4-imine, in an aqueous medium was monitored by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry in the positive ion mode, ESI(+)-MS. An aqueous solution of (1) was incessantly exposed to a UV radiation source and aliquots were taken(More)
The degradation of the dye indigo carmine in aqueous solution induced by two oxidative processes (H(2)O(2)/iodide and O(3)) was investigated. The reactions were monitored by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry in the negative ion mode, ESI(-)-MS, and the intermediates and oxidation products characterized by ESI(-)-MS/MS. Both oxidative systems showed(More)
The degradation of thiamethoxam (1) and imidacloprid (2), prototype neonicotinoid insecticides bearing a characteristic N-NO2 moiety in their structures, promoted by a number of zero-valent metals (Fe, Sn, Zn) upon ultrasonic irradiation in acidic aqueous solution (pH 2) was investigated. It was verified that thiamethoxam (1) and imidacloprid (2) are(More)
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