Chlorinated hydrocarbons: oxidation in the biosphere.

  • John M. Wood
  • Published 1982 in Environmental science & technology


Modern techniques for the synthesis of organic compounds add approximately 200 000 new chemicals each year to the millions already used by advanced industrial nations ( / ) . Microorganisms, which took billions of years to evolve their metabolic diversity, are assumed to have the ability to degrade these synthetic compounds, many of which bear no… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/es00099a729


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@article{Wood1982ChlorinatedHO, title={Chlorinated hydrocarbons: oxidation in the biosphere.}, author={John M. Wood}, journal={Environmental science & technology}, year={1982}, volume={16 5}, pages={291A-7A} }