Synthesis and toxicity of some metabolites of the microbial degradation of synthetic naphthenic acids.

@article{Rowland2011SynthesisAT,
  title={Synthesis and toxicity of some metabolites of the microbial degradation of synthetic naphthenic acids.},
  author={Steve J. Rowland and David N Jones and Alan G. Scarlett and Charles Edward West and Liu Pok Hin and Marzena Boberek and Andrew Tonkin and Benjamin E Smith and Corinne B. Whitby},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2011},
  volume={409 15},
  pages={2936-41}
}
Some ill-defined carboxylic acids, termed 'naphthenic acids' (NA), are best known as important constituents of the >720billionlitres of process-affected water associated with the expanding oil sands industries. Other NA are components of some immature and biodegraded crude oils and these may enter the environment via produced water discharges from oil production platforms. Yet others are used as biocides and in the manufacture of steel radial tyres and these may also enter the environment… CONTINUE READING