Enantioselective biodegradation of mecoprop in aerobic and anaerobic microcosms.

@article{Harrison2003EnantioselectiveBO,
  title={Enantioselective biodegradation of mecoprop in aerobic and anaerobic microcosms.},
  author={Ian Harrison and Geoffrey M Williams and Claire A Carlick},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={539-49}
}
Natural attenuation of mecoprop has been studied by determining changes in enantiomeric fraction in different redox environments down gradient from a landfill in the Lincolnshire limestone. Such changes could be due to differential metabolism of the enantiomers, or enantiomeric inversion. In order to confirm the processes occurring in the field, microcosm experiments were undertaken using limestone acclimatised in different redox zones. No biodegradation was observed in the methanogenic… CONTINUE READING