Accession Number : AD1002736


Title :   Biodegradation of Organofluorine Compounds


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Mar 2011,30 Sep 2011


Corporate Author : EU.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological CenterCBC Aberdeen Proving Ground


Personal Author(s) : Harvey,Steve P ; Dixon,Melissa M ; Mohr,Jennifer E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1002736.pdf


Report Date : 01 Feb 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Enrichment cultures were set up using various organofluorine compounds as sole carbon sources for growth, which was confirmed on two substrates: benzoyl fluoride and 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorooctyltriethoxysilane. Subsequent measurements of defluorination rates showed that benzoyl fluoride defluorinated very rapidly; therefore, the growth observed was probably on benzoic acid, a hydrolysis product. Both cultures appeared to be consortia; single-colony isolates capable of growth on either compound have not yet been identified. A continuous-loop UV mutagenesis reactor was set up to create segregates with newly derived abilities to use organofluorine compounds as sole carbon sources. This work will be continued in future studies.


Descriptors :   Biodegradation , hydrolysis , chemical compounds , substrates , chemistry , covalent bonds , fluorine , CARBON


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Organic Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE