Photochemical fate of carbamazepine in surface freshwaters: laboratory measures and modeling.

@article{Laurentiis2012PhotochemicalFO,
  title={Photochemical fate of carbamazepine in surface freshwaters: laboratory measures and modeling.},
  author={Elisa De Laurentiis and Serge Chiron and Sofia Kouras-Hadef and Claire Richard and Marco Minella and Valter Maurino and Claudio Minero and Davide Vione},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 15},
  pages={8164-73}
}
It is shown here that carbamazepine (CBZ) would undergo direct photolysis and reaction with (•)OH as the main phototransformation pathways in surface waters. Environmental lifetimes are expected to vary from a few weeks to several months, and predictions are in good agreement with available field data. Acridine (I) and 10,11-dihydro-10,11-trans-dihydroxy-CBZ (V) are the main quantified phototransformation intermediates upon direct photolysis and (•)OH reaction, respectively. The photochemical… CONTINUE READING