Nitrogenase of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Hydrazine is a product of azide reduction.

Klebsiella pneumoniae nitrogenase reduced azide, at 30 degrees C and pH 6.8-8.2, to yield ammonia (NH3), dinitrogen (N2) and hydrazine (N2H4). Reduction of (15N = 14N = 14N)-followed by mass-spectrometric analysis showed that no new nitrogen-nitrogen bonds were formed. During azide reduction, added 15N2H4 did not contribute 15N to NH3, indicating lack of… (More)