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Main Title Effect of Fluorinated Analogues of Phenol and Hydroxybenzoates on the Anaerobic Transformation of Phenol to Benzoate.
Author Genthner, B. R. S. ; Townsend, G. T. ; Chapman, P. J. ;
CORP Author Technical Resources, Inc., Gulf Breeze, FL.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-03-3479; EPA/600/J-90/374;
Stock Number PB91-163873
Additional Subjects Biodeterioration ; Anaerobic bacteria ; Phenols ; Benzoic acid ; Sediments ; Sludge ; Fluorination ; Reprints ; Hydroxybenzoates
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-163873 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Effects of fluorinated analogues on transformation of phenol to benzoate by an anaerobic, phenol-degrading consortium were examined. At concentrations of > or = to 250 microM, 2- and 3-fluorophenol inhibited transformation of phenol as seen by a lag in its disappearance. Benzoate accumulated in the presence of > or = to 250 microM 3-fluorophenol. In contrast, 4-fluorophenol had no significant effect on either phenol transformation or benzoate accumulation when present to 2 mM. Phenol and 2-, or 3-fluorophenol were transformed simultaneously, but phenol was transformed more rapidly than either fluorophenol. 2-Fluorophenol was converted to 3-fluorobenzoate in the presence or absence of phenol; however, the presence of phenol enhanced the rate and extent of its transformation.