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Thermal stability assessment of antibiotics in moderate temperature and subcriticalwater using a pressurized dynamic flow-through system
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment, Avdelningen för Naturvetenskap.
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment, Avdelningen för Naturvetenskap.
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, ISSN 2028-9324, Vol. 11, no 4, 872-880 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Thermal degradation of antibiotics has been studied for decades in a broad range of disciplines including food production, agriculture and analytical chemistry. Yet, there is a lack of thermal stability data for many antibiotics. Here we systematically investigated the thermal stability of ten commonly prescribed antibiotics applying a laborsaving automated inhouse pressurized dynamic flow-through system. The design of the system allowed a fast access to a large number of data at medium to subcritical water temperatures, ranging from 50-250 °C. The five ß-lactams cefadroxil, cefuroxime, amoxicillin, penicillin V, and penicillin G showed a high degree of stability with a maximum degradation of less than 30 % at 150 °C. The two quinolones ciprofloxacin and norfloxacin showed a very high thermal stability up to 200 °C, as did trimethoprim andsulfamethoxazole. At 250 °C all antibiotics were either partly of fully removed. The tetracycline doxycycline showed a specific removal pattern probably involving both binding to metal surfaces at lower temperatures as well as degradation at increased temperatures.

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2015. Vol. 11, no 4, 872-880 p.
Keyword [en]
Antibiotics, ß-lactams, cephalosporins, penicillins, fluoroquinolones, trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, thermal stability, subcritical water, dynamic system
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Chemical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14900OAI: diva2:858269
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