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Study of molecular interactions between humic acid from Brazilian soil and the antibiotic oxytetracycline

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Vaz Jr, Silvio ; Lopes, Wilson Tadeu [1] ; Martin-Neto, Ladislau [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Vaz Jr, Jr., Silvio, Brazilian Agr Res Corp Embrapa, Parque Estacao Biol, Av W3 N Final, BR-70770901 Brasilia, DF - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION; v. 4, p. 260-267, OCT 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 9

Tetracyclines (TC) are the major class of antibiotics used in global cattle industry for the treatment of diseases and to promote animal growth. The impact of their residues on tropical soils is not completely understood and Brazil, the major agro-industrial country in the tropical regions, has the commitment to study the environmental fate of these antibiotics due its large consumption. Sorption and interactions at molecular level of the antibiotic oxytetracycline (OTC) with Brazilian humic acid (HA) extracted from soil have been determined in this study. C-13 solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (C-13 NMR), elemental analysis, and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) were used for the characterization of HA. Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR) and ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) absorption spectroscopies were used to evaluate molecular interactions and mechanisms involved. OTC interacted in acid and alkaline medium (range of pH values from 3.1 to 8.3). Interaction mechanisms were pH dependent, and comprise hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic interactions, and proton transferring - weak interactions. These behaviors are different from HA of temperate regions and suggest that OTC residues could reach the groundwater. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 03/06084-0 - Dynamic and stability of the organic matter in areas with potential for carbon sequestration in the soil
Grantee:Ladislau Martin Neto
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants