Aerobic microbial cometabolism of benzothiophene and 3-methylbenzothiophene

PM Fedorak, D Grbić-Gali欆- Applied and environmental¬†…, 1991 - Am Soc Microbiol
ABSTRACT A culture enriched by growth on 1-methylnaphthalene was used to study the
aerobic biotransformations of benzothiophene and 3-methylbenzothiophene. Neither of the
sulfur heterocyclic compounds would support growth, but they were transformed by the
culture growing on 1-methylnaphthalene or glucose or peptone. Cometabolism of
benzothiophene yielded benzothiophene-2, 3-dione, whereas that of 3- ...