Pathways of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene Transformation by Aerobic Yeasts
The production and use of various highly persistent synthetic compounds lead to environmental pollution. Among such compounds, 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) is the one which is commonly used as an explosive. Synthesis and wide use of TNT in ammunition have resulted in the contamination of soil, air, surface water, and groundwater.
KeywordsHigh Performance Liquid Chromatography Nitro Group Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate Nitro Group Reduction Visible Absorbance Spectrum
This chapter is dedicated to John Neuman († Feb 20, 2011), Laboratory Manager at the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University from 1994 to 2008. His indispensable help with all aspects of analytical chemistry, proper laboratory techniques, safety and ‘life in general’ is gratefully acknowledged and will be forever remembered.
This work was supported by the Fulbright Program. Partial financial support was provided by the US Department of Defense, Army Research Office, Grant No. DAAD19-03-C-0103 and the Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, Grant No. DE-FG-02-09ER64758.
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