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

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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