Environmental chemistry of pentachlorophenol

  title={Environmental chemistry of pentachlorophenol},
  author={Donald G. Crosby},
  journal={Pure and Applied Chemistry},
  pages={1051 - 1080}
  • D. Crosby
  • Published 1 January 1981
  • Chemistry, Biology
  • Pure and Applied Chemistry
Microbiological cleanup of groundwater contaminated by pentachlorophenol.
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Microbial degradation of chlorinated phenols
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Confirmation of oxidative dehalogenation of pentachlorophenol by a Flavobacterium pentachlorophenol hydroxylase
The results clearly demonstrate that PCP is oxidatively converted to TeCH by a monooxygenase-type enzyme from Flavobacterium sp.
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Microbial Degradation of Xenobiotics
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Pentachlorophenol: Environmental partitioning and human exposure
Results show that PCP partitions mainly into soil (96.5%) and that the food chain, especially fruits, vegetables, and grains, accounts for 99.9% of human exposure to PCP.
Degradation of pentachlorophenol by nanoscale Fe and Ni/Fe particles
Pentachlorophenol (PCP), a notoriously recalcitrant and toxic organic contaminant, was investigated for its degradation with nanoscale Fe and Ni/Fe particles. Compared with the bare nano Fe, the


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