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Main Title Correlation of Microbial Degradation Rates with Chemical Structure.
Author Wolfe, N. Lee ; Paris, Doris F. ; Steen, William C. ; Baughman, George L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-151;
Stock Number PB81-126617
Additional Subjects Degradation ; Hydrolysis ; Pesticides ; Correlation ; Kinetics ; Rates(Per time) ; Microorganisms ; Phthalates ; Phenols ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB81-126617 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
Structure-reactivity relationships are established for the microbial degradation of selected organic compounds. Second-order microbial degradation rate constants determined in natural water samples for six compounds correlate with the second-order alkaline hydrolysis rate constants. Also, second-order microbial degradation rate constants for four phthalate esters obtained with organisms from sediment-water samples correlate with the second-order alkaline hydrolysis rate constants. Similar correlations are demonstrated for the rates of oxidation of substituted phenols by mixed microbial cultures isolated from soils and Hammett delta constants.