Light induced degradation of testosterone in waters.


The degradation of testosterone under simulated irradiations was studied in phosphate buffers and in natural waters at various excitation wavelengths. The quantum yield of photolysis was significantly lower at 313 nm (2.4 x 10(-3)) than at 254 nm (0.225). The formation of several photoproducts was observed, some of them being rapidly transformed in turn… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.05.002