Transformation and removal of tetrabromobisphenol A from water in the presence of natural organic matter via laccase-catalyzed reactions: reaction rates, products, and pathways.

@article{Feng2013TransformationAR,
  title={Transformation and removal of tetrabromobisphenol A from water in the presence of natural organic matter via laccase-catalyzed reactions: reaction rates, products, and pathways.},
  author={Yiping Feng and Lisa M. Colosi and Shixiang Gao and Qingguo Huang and Liang Mao},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={1001-8}
}
The widespread occurrence of the brominated flame retardant tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) makes it a possible source of concern. Our experiments suggest that TBBPA can be effectively transformed by the naturally occurring laccase enzyme from Trametes versicolor. These reactions follow second-order kinetics, whereby apparent removal rate is a function of both substrate and enzyme concentrations. For reactions at different initial concentrations and with or without natural organic matter (NOM… CONTINUE READING