Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 969–973 | Cite as

Correlation between the toxic properties of contaminants and their constants of complexation with ATP

  • E. A. Saratovskikh
  • N. B. Kozlova
  • I. S. Baikova
  • E. V. Shtamm


The toxicity of a number of commercial pesticides, such as Lontrel, Sencor, Glyphosate, and Hymexazol, as well as Lontrel complexes with Cu, Co, Mn, Mg, Mo, Ni, and Zn, which are present in substantial concentration in the environment, were studies using biotesting methods. The suppression of the enzymic activity of Benekea harvey luminescent bacteria and of the reproductive function of Tetrahymena pyriformis infusoria was studied; the corresponding EC 50 values were determined. It was established that the toxicity of these compounds correlates with their ability to form stable complexes with adenosinetriphosphoric acid (characterized by the complexation constant), a process that make multicellular organisms energy deficient.


Glyphosate Toxic Property Bentazon Luminescent Bacterium Sencor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Saratovskikh
    • 1
  • N. B. Kozlova
    • 2
  • I. S. Baikova
    • 2
  • E. V. Shtamm
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow oblastRussia
  2. 2.Emanuel Institute of Biochemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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