Reductive ortho and meta Dechlorination of a Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congener by Anaerobic Microorganisms.

@article{Dort1991ReductiveOA,
  title={Reductive ortho and meta Dechlorination of a Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congener by Anaerobic Microorganisms.},
  author={H M Van Dort and Donna L. Bedard},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={1576-8}
}
We used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to study the metabolic fate of 2,3,5,6-tetrachlorobiphenyl (2356-CB) (350 muM) incubated with unacclimated methanogenic pond sediment. The 2356-CB was dechlorinated to 25-CB (21%), 26-CB (63%), and 236-CB (16%) in 37 weeks. This is the first experimental demonstration of ortho dechlorination of a polychlorinated… CONTINUE READING