Microbiological and Chemical Transformations of Nitroguanidine
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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Nitroguanidine was cometabolized under reducing conditions to nitrosoguanidine after acclimation. No further microbial reduction occurred no aminoguanidine, hydrazine, or urea were detected in culture extracts. Nitrosoguanidine decomposed nonbiologically and formed cyanamide, cyanoguanidine, melamine and guanidine. All products were identified by TLC and GCMS. A pathway for the degradation of nitroguanidine is proposed. No ammeline, ammelide or cyanuric acid were detected. Nitroguanidine and nitrosoguanidine were sensitive to UV light.
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