The anaerobic decomposition of benzoic acid during methane fermentation

@article{Keith1952TheAD,
  title={The anaerobic decomposition of benzoic acid during methane fermentation},
  author={C. L. Keith and R. L. Bridges and L. R. Fina and K. L. Iverson and J. A. Cloran},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={1952},
  volume={118},
  pages={169-172}
}
A possible pathway for the anaerobic utilization of benzoic acid by a methanogenic consortium is suggested. Cyclohexane carboxylic acid and 1-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid have been identified as intermediates before ring rupture. Surprisingly, 3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid interferes with utilization of other cyclic acids. In addition, isobutyric acid or… CONTINUE READING