Interaction of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and 4-amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene with humic monomers in the presence of oxidative enzymes.

@article{Wang2002InteractionO2,
  title={Interaction of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) and 4-amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene with humic monomers in the presence of oxidative enzymes.},
  author={C-J Wang and Samuel Thiele and J M Bollag},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2002},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
Oxidative coupling of nitroaromatic compounds involving soil organic matter was examined as a means of soil remediation. Humic monomers, serving as model compounds for soil humic substances, were used as cosubstrates, applying phenoloxidases (laccase from Trametes villosa and peroxidase from horseradish) as oxidative biocatalysts. Without the addition of a cosubstrate, only 30% of 4-amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene (4ADNT) and no 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) were transformed in the presence of the… CONTINUE READING