Author(s): Haroune N, Combourieu B, Besse P, Sancelme M, Kloepfer A,
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Abstract 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole, which is mainly used in the rubber industry as a vulcanization accelerator, is very toxic and is considered to be recalcitrant. We show here for the first time that it can be biotransformed and partially mineralized by a pure-culture bacterial strain of Rhodococcus rhodochrous. Three metabolites, among four detected, were identified.
This article was published in Appl Environ Microbiol
and referenced in Industrial Engineering & Management