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Environ Toxicol Chem. 2001 Sep;20(9):1874-7.

Identification of hydroxylamino-dinitroso-1,3,5-triazine as a transient intermediate formed during the anaerobic biodegradation of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine.

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Engineer Research & Development Center, Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, Illinois 61821-9005, USA. n-adrian@cecer.army.mil

Abstract

The metabolic fate of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in a mixed culture incubated under methanogenic conditions was studied. Analysis by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) confirmed the loss of RDX and the formation of mono-, di-, and trinitroso-RDX as transient biodegradation intermediates. An additional peak observed in the HPLC chromatograms was identified by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry as hydroxylamino-dinitroso-1,3,5-triazine. This is the first report identifying hydroxylamino-dinitroso-1,3,5-triazine as a transient intermediate produced during the anaerobic biodegradation of RDX.

PMID:
11521812
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