Accession Number : AD0691550

Title :   BACTERIAL DESTRUCTION OF EPSILON-CAPROLACTAM,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Naumova,R. P.

Report Date : 24 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Three bacterial strains capable of utilizing caprolactam (hexahydro azepin-2-one) as the only source of nitrogen, carbon and energy were isolated from active silt of aerotanks used to purify waste water from Caprolactam production. They were identified as Pseudomonas dacunnae and Bacterium agile 1 and 2. The P. dacunnae strain is most active with respect to Caprolactam. Bacterial utilization of caprolactam has a marked adaptive character. The first step of bacterial destruction of caprolactam is hydrolysis of the latter to epsilon-aminocaproic acid. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AMIDES, DEGRADATION), (*BACTERIA, AMIDES), NITROGEN HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS, HYDROLYSIS, USSR

Subject Categories : Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE