Chemistry Journal of Moldova

SENSITIZED PHOTOLYSIS OF THIOGLYCOLIC ACID IN AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT

Author(s):

Angela Lis, Viorica Gladchi, Gheorghe Duca, Sergey Travin


Field: Ecological chemistry
Type: Research paper
Issue: 2021 Volume 16, no.1
Pages: 46-59
Keywords:

photochemical transformation, thioglycolic acid, humic substance, kinetic parameter, natural water.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19261/cjm.2021.796
 
Abstract (PDF)
Graphical Abstract: The photochemical transformations of thioglycolic acid using model systems was studied by varying the irradiation sources and the kinetic parameters were determined. It was found that thioglycolic acid undergoes destruction on induced photolysis in the presence of humic substances, and its half-life can be estimated as 10-14 days, depending on weather conditions (cloudiness, time of day, season etc.). Results obtained in the course of this study on model systems were transferred to natural waters, and it was concluded that thioglycolic acid has a positive influence on the chemical self-purification processes of water, in the natural aquatic environment. This is manifested by increasing the self-purification capacity of water, due to the generation of active oxygen species, which lead to the degradation not only of this thiol, but of other pollutants present in aquatic environment, as well. At the same time, the products of the transformations are harmless to the aquatic environment and hydrobionts.


 


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