Aerobic mineralization of nitroguanidine by Variovorax strain VC1 isolated from soil.

@article{Perreault2012AerobicMO,
  title={Aerobic mineralization of nitroguanidine by Variovorax strain VC1 isolated from soil.},
  author={Nancy N Perreault and Annamaria Halasz and Dominic Manno and Sonia Thiboutot and Guy Ampleman and Jalal Hawari},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 11},
  pages={6035-40}
}
Nitroguanidine (NQ) is an energetic material that is used as a key ingredient of triple-base propellants and is currently being considered as a TNT replacement in explosive formulations. NQ was efficiently degraded in aerobic microcosms when a carbon source was added. NQ persisted in unamended microcosms or under anaerobic conditions. An aerobic NQ-degrading bacterium, Variovorax strain VC1, was isolated from soil microcosms containing NQ as the sole nitrogen source. NQ degradation was… CONTINUE READING
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