||Para-Hydroxybenzoate as an Intermediate in the Anaerobic Transformation of Phenol to Benzoate.
Sharak Genthner, B. R. ;
Townsend, G. T. ;
Chapman, P. J. ;
||Technical Resources, Inc., Gulf Breeze, FL.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
||CONTRIB-717; EPA-68-03-3479; EPA/600/J-91/100;
Anaerobic bacteria ;
Benzoic acids ;
Mass spectroscopy ;
High performance liquid chromatography ;
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Anaerobic phenol transformation was studied using a consortium which transformed phenol to benzoate without complete mineralization of benzoate. Products of monofluorophenol transformation indicated para-carboxylation. Phenol and benzoate were detected during para-hydroxybenzoate (p-OHB) degradation. p-OHB was detected in phenol-transforming cultures containing 6-hydroxynicotinic acid (6-OHNA), a structural analogue of p-OHB, or at elevated initial concentrations of phenol (> or = 5 mM), or benzoate (> or = 10 mM). (Copyright (c) 1991 Federation of European Microbiological Societies.)