||Microbial Transformation of Esters of Chlorinated Carboxylic Acids.
Paris, D. F. ;
Wolfe, N. L. ;
Steen, W. C. ;
||Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Carboxylic acid esters ;
Water pollution ;
Gas chromatography ;
Reaction kinetics ;
Chemical equilibrium ;
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Two groups of compounds were selected for microbial transformation studies. In the first group were carboxylic acid esters having a fixed aromatic moiety and an increasing length of the alkyl component. Ethyl esters of chlorine-substituted carboxylic acids were in the second group. Microorganisms from environmental waters and a pure culture of Pseudomonas putida U were used. The bacterial populations were monitored by plate counts, and disappearance of the parent compound was followed by gas-liquid chromatography as a function of time.