Microbial Decomposition of Sodium Pentachlorophenolate

Barbara Rott, Siegfried Nitz, Friedhelm Korte

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During the decomposition of sodium pentachlorophenolate (1a) by Alcaligenes eutrophus, Aeromonas hydrophila var. hydrophila and var. anaerogenes, Azotobacter chroococcum, Azotobacter uinelandii, Flavobacterium aquatile, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Cytophaga johnsonae, Corynebacterium aquaticum, Brevibacterium testaceum, and Arthrobacter globiformis the following were identified as metabolites: pentachlorophenol acetate (2), pentachloroanisole (3), 2, 3, 4, 5-tetrachloroanisole (4), 2, 3, 4, 6-tetrachloroanisole (5), 2, 3, 5, 6-tetrachloroanisole (6), 2, 3, 4, 5-tetrachlorophenol (7), 2, 3, 5, 6-tetrachlorophenol (9), tetrachlororesorcinol (11), tetrachlorohydroquinone (12), and tetrachlorocatechol diacetate (13), the principal metabolite being pentachlorophenol acetate (2). Up to 6.2% of the sodium pentachlorophenolate (la) used was recovered as pentachlorophenol acetate (2), while all other metabolites were found in amounts less than 1% of the starting compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-310
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1979


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