J P Escalada

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The acaricide abamectin is a mixture of two colorless homologues in a molar ratio of at least 4:1 with the same structure of macrocyclic lactone. The kinetics of its degradation under direct (254 nm) and dye-sensitized (>400 nm) photoirradiation in methanol solution has been studied by UV-vis spectrophotometry, potentiometric detection of dissolved oxygen,(More)
4-Hydroxyquinoline (4-OHQ) and 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-OHQ), two compounds of interest because of their bioactivity and their structural relation with bioactive products, are effectively photooxygenated when irradiated with visible light in the presence of riboflavin (Rf) (vitamin B2) in solution in air-saturated water-methanol (9:1). Rf behaves as a(More)
The kinetics and mechanism of the Riboflavin (Rf)-promoted photochemical degradation with visible light of the herbicide Norflurazon (NF) has been studied by time-resolved and stationary techniques. Using light of wavelength higher than 400 nm--a region where NF is totally transparent--and with concentrations of Rf and NF of ca. 0.02 and 1 mM, respectively,(More)
The present work studies the visible-light-promoted photodegradation of the colorless fungicide carbendazim (methyl 2-benzimidazolecarbamate) and several 2-substituted benzimidazoles (SBZ's), in water or water-methanol solution, in the presence of air and, as a photosensitizer, the synthetic xanthene dye Rose Bengal (RB) or the natural pigment riboflavin(More)
The kinetics of rose bengal-sensitized photooxidation of tyrosine and several tyrosine-derivatives (tyr-D) named tyrosine methyl ester, tyrosine ethyl ester and tyrosine benzyl ester was studied in buffered pH 11 water, and buffered pH 11 micellar aqueous solutions of 0.01 M cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC) and 0.01 M-octylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol(More)
Within the context of environmentally friendly methods for the elimination of surface-water pollutants, the photodegradation of the phenolic pesticides bromoxynil (BXN) and dichlorophen (DCP) under simulated natural conditions has been studied. The work was done in the presence of the visible-light absorber photosensitizer riboflavin (Rf), usually present(More)
OBJECTIVES Catechins are important components of human diet and have received special attention due to their antioxidant capacity. The purpose of this paper was to study the antioxidant action of (+)-catechin (CTQ) in the presence of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) as light-absorbing agent. Furthermore, two model compounds, catechol (CTC) and resorcinol (RSC), were(More)
The production of dichlorophen (2,2'-methylenebis(4-chlorophenol), DCP) and its use as an anthelmintic and in pesticide products result in its direct release to the environment. To the purpose of modelling the possible photodegradation routes of DCP sorbed on sediments or suspended particles, the synthesis and characterization of silica nanoparticles(More)
Some organic contaminants dissolved in natural waters tend to adsorb on suspended particles and sediments. In order to mimic the photodegradation routes in natural waters of bromoxynil (BXN) adsorbed on silica, we here prepare and characterize silica nanoparticles modified with BXN (NP-BXN). We measure the direct photolysis quantum yield of aqueous BXN at(More)
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