Irena Škorić

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The photolytic degradation of norfloxacin, enrofloxacin and ciprofloxacin, fluoroquinolone antibacterials widely used in human and veterinary medicine, was investigated under simulated solar irradiation in different water matrices (river water and synthetic wastewater similar by composition to wastewater of pharmaceutical industry). The results showed that(More)
Once released into the aquatic environment, pharmaceuticals may undergo different degradation processes. Photodegradation, for example, might be an important elimination process for light-sensitive pharmaceuticals, such as antibiotics. In this study, the fate of sulfonamides (sulfamethazine, sulfadiazine, and sulfamethoxazole) and their N (4)-acetylated(More)
Time-resolved transient absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy with nano- and femtosecond time resolution were used to investigate the deactivation pathways of the excited states of distyrylfuran, thiophene and pyridine derivatives in several organic solvents of different polarity in detail. The rate constant of the main decay processes (fluorescence,(More)
This paper deals with the photolytic and the photocatalytic degradation of sulfonamide antibiotic sulfamethazine (SMT) dissolved in Milli-Q water and in synthetic wastewater. Besides the direct photolysis, oxidation processes including UV/H2O2, UV/TiO2, and UV/TiO2/H2O2 using UV-A and UV-C radiation were investigated. Pseudo-first-order kinetics was(More)
In this study, an anthelmintic drug, praziquantel(PZQ), was degraded using the direct photolysis, photocatalysis, and oxidation processes including UV radiation, TiO2 film, and hydrogen peroxide. The photolytic degradation with predominant wavelengths of 185/254nm (UV-C) proved to be more efficient with a half-life of 3.13min compared to the radiation of(More)
The first example of thermal (8π,6π)-electrocyclisation of 1,3,5,7-octatetraene with one double bond embedded in an aromatic moiety is described. By this process, [3,4]-benzo-8-substituted octatetraene derivatives, the cis,trans-1-(o-vinylphenyl)-4-(R = Me, Ph, 2-furyl)buta-1,3-dienes were transformed to a new endo-7-(R = Me, Ph, 2-furyl) and exo-7-(R =(More)
New heteroaryl-substituted o-divinylbenzenes, 2,2'-(1,2-phenylenedivinylene)difuran (9), 2,2'-(1,2-phenylenedivinylene)bisbenzo[b]furan (10), and 2,2'-(1,2-phenylenedivinylene)bisnaphtho[2,1-b]furan (11), were prepared and irradiated at various concentrations; intramolecular photocycloaddition and intermolecular [2+2] twofold photoaddition reactions took(More)
Novel butadiene derivatives display diverse photochemistry and photophysics. Excitation of 2-methyl-1-(o-vinylphenyl)-4-phenylbutadiene leads to the dihydronaphthalene derivative, whereas photolysis of the corresponding model o-methyl analogue results in the formation of the naphthalene-like derivative, deviating from the nonmethylated analogue of the prior(More)
1H and 13C NMR spectra of trans, trans-2,3-divinylfuran derivatives (1-4) in CDCl3 were fully assigned using one- and two-dimensional NMR techniques. The 1H NMR resonances of ethylenic protons in position 2 with regard to the corresponding protons in position 3 of the furan ring are discussed.
Occurrence of pharmaceuticals, especially antibiotics in the environment increased attention to their environmental fate. Hydrolysis is one of two abiotic processes by which compounds are degraded in the environment. According to authors knowledge this is the first study investigating hydrolytic degradation of nitrofurantoin at pH-values normally found in(More)