Biological oxidation of thianthrene, thioxanthene and dibenzothiophene by the thermophilic organismSulfolobus acidocaldarius

Abstract

Microbial oxidation of some model aromatic organic sulfur compounds such as thianthrene, thioxanthene and dibenzothiophene by the thermophilic organismSulfolobus acidocaldarius has been studied. Sulfate ions released as an oxidation product were measured to quantify the oxidations. The oxidation of the aforementioned refractory aromatic sulfur compounds byS. acidocaldarius may have applications in organic sulfur removal from hydrocarbon fuels such as coal and oil.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01027456

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@article{Kargi2005BiologicalOO, title={Biological oxidation of thianthrene, thioxanthene and dibenzothiophene by the thermophilic organismSulfolobus acidocaldarius}, author={Fikret Kargi}, journal={Biotechnology Letters}, year={2005}, volume={9}, pages={478-482} }