Specific Enzyme Activities of Chlorocatechol in Constructed Chlorobenzoate

  • Machado Alfredo
Keywords: Chlorocatechols, Aerobic Bacteria, Biodegradation, Chlorobenzoates


Chlorocatechols are considered to be central intermediates in metabolism of chlorinated aromatic compounds
even if other alternative pathways were also reported. Originally they were considered to be metabolized only
through a modified ortho-cleavage pathway because meta-fission of 3-chlorocatechol was considered to create
suicidal acyl halides.