Stereoselective microbial dehalorespiration with vicinal dichlorinated alkanes.

  title={Stereoselective microbial dehalorespiration with vicinal dichlorinated alkanes.},
  author={Stefaan De Wildeman and Gabriele B. Diekert and Herman R Van Langenhove and Willy Verstraete},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={69 9},
The suspected carcinogen 1,2-dichloroethane (1,2-DCA) is the most abundant chlorinated C(2) groundwater pollutant on earth. However, a reductive in situ detoxification technology for this compound does not exist. Although anaerobic dehalorespiring bacteria are known to catalyze several dechlorination steps in the reductive-degradation pathway of chlorinated ethenes and ethanes, no appropriate isolates that selectively and metabolically convert them into completely dechlorinated end products in… CONTINUE READING

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