Reductive dehalogenation and conversion of 2-chlorophenol to 3- chlorobenzoate in a methanogenic sediment community: Implications for predicting the environmental fate of chlorinated pollutants

Jennifer G. Becker, David A. Stahl, Bruce E. Rittmann

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Abstract

Biotransformation of 2-chlorophenol by a methanogenic sediment community resulted in the transient accumulation of phenol and benzoate. 3- Chlorobenzoate was a more persistent product of 2-chlorophenol metabolism. The anaerobic biotransformation of phenol to benzoate presumably occurred via para-carboxylation and dehydroxylation reactions, which may also explain the observed conversion of 2-chlorophenol to 3-chlorobenzoate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5169-5172
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Volume65
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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