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Biodegradation. 1995 Jun;6(2):141-6.

Transformation of o-xylene to o-methyl benzoic acid by a denitrifying enrichment culture using toluene as the primary substrate.

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Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby.

Abstract

A highly enriched denitrifying mixed culture transformed o-xylene co-metabolically along with toluene by methyl group oxidation. o-Methyl benzaldehyde and o-methyl benzoic acid accumulated transiently as metabolic products of o-xylene transformation. Transformation of o-methyl benzyl alcohol and o-methyl benzaldehyde occurred independently of toluene degradation and resulted in the formation of a compound coeluting with o-methyl benzoic acid on a gas chromatograph. The co-metabolic relationship between toluene and o-xylene could be attributed to a mechanism linked to the initial oxidation of the methyl group.

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7772940
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