High-performance liquid chromatography coupled to ultraviolet diode array detection and electrospray ionization mass spectrometrywas applied to monitor the photocatalytic degradation mediated by TiO2 of three sulfonated monoazo dyes (Orange I, Orange II, and Ethylorange) present in aqueous solution. Photobleaching, organic carbon, nitrogen and sulfur evolution were also followed during the process. Delayed carbon mineralization was observed with respect to both dyes disappearance and photobleaching, due to the formation of transient intermediate compounds which were in turn completely degraded. Among the intermediates produced during the initial degradation steps the formation of several hydroxylated derivatives, mostly coloured, was evidenced. The MS2 spectra allowed one to formulate hypothesis about the OH attack positions; a peculiar reactivity of the azo moiety was shown by Orange I and Orange II.

High-performance liquid chromatography coupled to ultraviolet diode array detection and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for the analysis of intermediates produced in the initial steps of the photocatalytic degradation of sulfonated azo dyes

BIANCO PREVOT, Alessandra;FABBRI, DEBORA;PRAMAURO, Edmondo;BAIOCCHI, Claudio;MEDANA, Claudio
2008

Abstract

High-performance liquid chromatography coupled to ultraviolet diode array detection and electrospray ionization mass spectrometrywas applied to monitor the photocatalytic degradation mediated by TiO2 of three sulfonated monoazo dyes (Orange I, Orange II, and Ethylorange) present in aqueous solution. Photobleaching, organic carbon, nitrogen and sulfur evolution were also followed during the process. Delayed carbon mineralization was observed with respect to both dyes disappearance and photobleaching, due to the formation of transient intermediate compounds which were in turn completely degraded. Among the intermediates produced during the initial degradation steps the formation of several hydroxylated derivatives, mostly coloured, was evidenced. The MS2 spectra allowed one to formulate hypothesis about the OH attack positions; a peculiar reactivity of the azo moiety was shown by Orange I and Orange II.
JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHY A
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TiO2; Photocatalysis; Azo dyes; HPLC–DAD-ESI–MS; Degradation products
A. Bianco Prevot; D. Fabbri; E. Pramauro; C. Baiocchi; C. Medana
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