Photolytic oxidation of Coomassie Brilliant Blue with H2 O2

M. A. Rauf, S. Ashraf, S. N. Alhadrami

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Coomassie Brilliant Blue, a biochemically important dye, was subjected to UV radiation in the presence of hydrogen peroxide. The photo-oxidation of the dye was monitored spectrophotometrically. The rate of decolorisation and degradation were calculated from the observed data and were found to be first order. A plausible explanation involving the probable radical initiated mechanism was given to explain this behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalDyes and Pigments
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2005


  • Coomassie Brilliant Blue
  • Photolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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