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Huan Jing Ke Xue. 2011 Mar;32(3):779-83.

[Effect of heavy metal ions on triphenyltin enzymatic degradation].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Environmental Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China.


The influence of different metal ions and different forms of addition on triphenyltin enzymatic degradation was investigated under conditions using enzyme obtained from Klebsiella pneumoniae. The objective of this study is to illuminate the mechanism of enzymatic degradation of triphenyltin (TPhT). The results demonstrated that the strain was able to tolerate K+, Mg2+, CU2+, Ca2+ and Fe3+ at high concentrations. High concentrations of Zn2+ and Fe2+ had some toxic effects on the strain, thus affecting its growth. The endoenzyme activity was enhanced by metal ions such as K+, Mg2+, Zn2+, Cu2+ and Fe2+ at certain concentrations. In the presence of 30 mg/L of Mg2+, the removal percentage of TPhT was up to 77.22%. Fe3+ restrained the enzyme activity at certain concentrations. Adding K+, Mg2+, Zn2+, Cu2+ into medium can promote the production of enzyme, among which Mg2+ demonstrated up to 85.66% of removal percentage of TPhT, suggesting some metal ions at the appropriate concentration range can be used as enzyme activator for the enzymatic degradation of triphenyltin. Metal ions showed no relevant impact on the cell growth and enzyme production. Certain metal ions can only serve as activators of endoenzyme and exhibited no similar effect towards exoenzyme.

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