Microbial interactions with tributyltin compounds: detoxification, accumulation, and environmental fate.

Abstract

While inorganic forms of tin are of relatively low toxicity towards microorganisms, the more lipid-soluble organotins can be highly toxic. Generally, trisubstituted (R3SnX) organotins are more toxic than di- (R2SnX2) and monosubstituted (RSnX3) compounds; the anion (X) apparently having little influence on toxicity. However, many microorganisms exhibit… (More)

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@article{Gadd2000MicrobialIW, title={Microbial interactions with tributyltin compounds: detoxification, accumulation, and environmental fate.}, author={Geoffrey M. Gadd}, journal={The Science of the total environment}, year={2000}, volume={258 1-2}, pages={119-27} }