The anaerobic oxidation of hydrazine: a novel reaction in microbial nitrogen metabolism.

@article{Schalk1998TheAO,
  title={The anaerobic oxidation of hydrazine: a novel reaction in microbial nitrogen metabolism.},
  author={Jos Schalk and H Oustad and Johannes Gijs Kuenen and Mike S M Jetten},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 1},
  pages={61-7}
}
Hydrazine is rarely found as an intermediate in microbial nitrogen conversions. In this study the conversion of hydrazine by the anaerobic ammonium oxidation (Anammox) culture, in which hydrazine has been proposed as an intermediate, was investigated. This study demonstrated the biological nature of hydrazine conversion by the Anammox culture. In batch cultures with hydrazine it was observed that 3 mol N2H4 was disproportionated to 4 mol NH4+ and 1 mol N2. Hydrazine with nitrite as an electron… CONTINUE READING