Reduction of 4-chloronitrobenzene by Azospirillum lipoferum

  • Stefan Russel
  • Stanislaw Muszyński
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 37)


The strain of Azospirillum lipoferum which reduces 4-chloronitrobenzene under aerobic and anaerobic conditions was isolated from the soil. In experiments with 14C-ring-labeled 4-chloronitrobenzene, approximately 40% of the radioactive material disappeared from the growth medium after incubation under anaerobiosis within 48 hours, but under aerobic conditions only small decrease of radioactivity in the growth medium was observed. The major two metabolites produced from 4-chloronitrobenzene in a Azospirillum culture medium were isolated and characterized. These metabolites appear to be 4-chloroacetanilide and l,3-bis(p-chlorophenyl)triazene.


Anaerobic Condition American Public Health Association Nitroaromatic Compound Substitute Aniline Azospirillum Lipoferum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Russel
    • 1
  • Stanislaw Muszyński
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural MicrobiologyWarsaw Agricultural UniversityWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of Plant Breeding and Seed ScienceWarsaw Agricultural UniversityWarsawPoland

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