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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Oct;70(10):6315-9.

Metabolism of 2-mercaptobenzothiazole by Rhodococcus rhodochrous.

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Laboratoire de Synthèse et Etude de Systèmes à Intérêt Biologique, UMR 6504 CNRS-Université Blaise Pascal, 63177 Aubière Cedex, France.

Abstract

2-Mercaptobenzothiazole, which is mainly used in the rubber industry as a vulcanization accelerator, is very toxic and is considered to be recalcitrant. We show here for the first time that it can be biotransformed and partially mineralized by a pure-culture bacterial strain of Rhodococcus rhodochrous. Three metabolites, among four detected, were identified.

PMID:
15466583
PMCID:
PMC522129
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.70.10.6315-6319.2004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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