Spectrophotometrically and Chemometrically Assisted Studies on the Photostability of Terazosyne in an Aqueous Environment
Joanna Karpińska, Aneta Sokół, Marta Wierzbicka, Barbara Starczewska, Urszula Czyżewska, Marta Hryniewicka
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Institute of Chemistry, University of Białystok, Hurtowa 1, 15-399 Białystok, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2012;21(3):667–675
The behavior of terazosine hydrochloride (TR), representative of the selective α1-adrenergic blockers in river water under the influence of sunlight, was tested. Details of the photodegradation process were obtained using principal component analysis (PCA) and multivariate curve resolution alternating least squares (MCRALS) chemometric methods and confirmed by HPLC analysis. Additionally, the impact of some factors important for efficient waste treatment were studied. For this purpose a stability of terazosine aqueous solutions under the influence of UV, UV+H2O2, Fenton, and photo-Fenton processes and sunlight was studied. The presence of H2O2 and Fe (II) ions increases the rate of transformation. The process of direct photolysis and H2O2-assisted photoreaction showed first order kinetics, while dark and photo-Fenton reactions exhibited second- order kinetics.