Synthesis of Metabolites of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Author(s): Ming Liu, Yongliang Cui, Yousheng Duan, Jiangchun Zhong, Wei Sun, Min Wang, Shangzhong Liu, Qing X. Li

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry

Volume 7 , Issue 2 , 2010

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), regarded as a class of hazardous pollutants due to their persistence and toxicity, are ubiquitous in the environment. Much research has been conducted on aerobic microbial degradation of some PAHs and determination of the degradation pathways for which synthesis of metabolic intermediates and metabolites is required. This mini-review briefly summarizes synthesis of commercially unavailable metabolites of phenanthrene, anthracene, pyrene, fluoranthene, and benzo[a]pyrene.

Keywords: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAH, Microbial degradation, Metabolites, biodegradation, metabolism, catabolism

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Year: 2010
Page: [134 - 144]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/157019310791065528
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