Ultrasonic degradation of acetaminophen and naproxen in the presence of single-walled carbon nanotubes.

@article{Im2013UltrasonicDO,
  title={Ultrasonic degradation of acetaminophen and naproxen in the presence of single-walled carbon nanotubes.},
  author={Jong-Kwon Im and Jiyong Heo and Linkel K Boateng and Namguk Her and Joseph R. V. Flora and Jaekyung Yoon and Kyung-Duk Zoh and Yeomin Yoon},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2013},
  volume={254-255},
  pages={284-92}
}
Ultrasonic (US) and single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT)-catalyzed ultrasonic (US/SWNT) degradation of a pharmaceutical (PhAC) mixture of acetaminophen (AAP) and naproxen (NPX) used as analgesics was carried out in water. In the absence of SWNTs, maximum degradations of AAP and NPX occurred at a high frequency (1000 kHz) and under acidic conditions (pH 3) and different solution temperatures (25 °C at 28 kHz and 35 °C at 1000 kHz) during US reactions. Rapid degradation of PhACs occurred within… CONTINUE READING