One of their most recent publications is Pollution abatement in waterPhotocatalytic pollutant removal in water at room temperature: case study of the total degradation of the insecticide fenitrothion (phosphorothioic acid O,O-dimethyl-O-(3-methyl-4-nitro-phenyl) ester). Which was published in journal Catalysis Today. More information about Mikhail Kerzhentsev research including statistics on their citations can be found on their Copernicus Academic profile page.
AbstractThe photocatalytic purification of water containing fenitrothion has been performed in TiO2 aqueous suspensions. The mineralization into CO2, H2PO4−, SO42−, NO3− was achieved. Several intermediates have been identified by HPLC and GC/MS. They illustrate the transformation of PS into PO, the splitting between the phosphorous part and the aromatic moiety and the transfer of methyl or methoxy groups. Formate ions, principally produced from the CH3O and CH3, groups and acetate ions were also detected as intermediate products.