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Main Title Isolation and Characterization of (+)-1,1a-Dihydroxy-1-Hydrofluoren-9-One Formed by Angular Dioxygenation in the Bacterial Catabolism of Fluorene.
Author Selifonov, S. A. ; Grifoll, M. ; Gurst, J. E. ; Chapman, P. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;University of West Florida, Pensacola. ;Barcelona Univ. (Spain). Dept. of Microbiology.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/013;
Stock Number PB94-140670
Additional Subjects Fluorene ; Soil microbiology ; Land pollution ; Microbial degradation ; Catabolism ; Pseudomonas ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Creosote ; Biochemistry ; Chemical analysis ; Chromatographic analysis ; Spectrum analysis ; Spectroscopic analysis ; Coal tar ; Reprints ; Bioremediation
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NTIS  PB94-140670 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Compared to many other aromatic compounds whose bacterial biodegradation has been intensively studied for decades, catabolism of fluorene is little investigated. Meanwhile, little is known of the biochemical mechanisms by which microorganisms in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-contaminated soils and other environments degrade this chemical. Such information is relevant to the development of bioremediation technologies. Transformation of fluorene by washed cells of fluorene-grown Pseudomonas sp. F274 yielded 1,1a-dihydroxy-1-hydrofluoren-9-one (up to 100 mg/l) as the stable product of angular dioxygenation of 9-fluorenone. Structural identity of the angular keto-diol was established by 13C- and 1H-NMR, gas chromatography- and direct probe-mass spectrometry. (Copyright (c) 1993 by Academic Press, Inc.)