Kinetics of degradation of cefazolin and cephalexin in aqueous solution.

The kinetics of degradation of cefazolin and cephalexin in aqueous solution were investigated at 60 degrees C and constant ionic strength over the entire pH range. The observed degradation rates were obtained by measuring the residual cephalosporin and were shown to follow pseudo-first-order-kinetics. They were influenced significantly by solvolytic and… CONTINUE READING