Dechlorination of chloroethenes is inhibited by 2-bromoethanesulfonate in the absence of methanogens.

@article{Loffler1997DechlorinationOC,
  title={Dechlorination of chloroethenes is inhibited by 2-bromoethanesulfonate in the absence of methanogens.},
  author={F E Loffler and Kirsti M. Ritalahti and James M. Tiedje},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 12},
  pages={4982-5}
}
2-Bromoethanesulfonate (BES) inhibited the reductive dechlorination of chloroethenes in several sediment-free enrichment cultures in the absence of methanogenic archaea. Archaeon-specific PCR primers confirmed the absence of methanogens in the enrichment cultures. BES should not be used to attribute dechlorination activities to methanogens.