Trimethylantimony generation by Scopulariopsis brevicaulis during aerobic growth

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dc.contributor.author Craig, P. J.
dc.contributor.author Jenkins, R. O.
dc.contributor.author Dewick, R.
dc.contributor.author Miller, D. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-28T15:46:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-28T15:46:11Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Craig, P.J., Jenkins, R.O., Dewick, R. and Miller, D.P. (1999) Trimethylantimony generation by Scopulariopsis brevicaulis during aerobic growth. Science of the Total Environment. 229 (1-2) pp. 83-88 en
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/4801
dc.description.abstract Trimethylantimony was detected with high frequency in the headspace of Scopulariopsis brevicaulis cultures during aerobic growth. The compound was formed biologically from potassium antimony tartrate and no other volatile antimony species were detected. Complete biomethylation of antimony (III) species to trimethylantimony in the absence of an anoxic stage indicates that this gas could be formed in natural aerobic environments through the action of microorganisms. Biogenesis of trimethylantimony in aerobic environments, with subsequent abiotic oxidation of the compound, could account for the presence of involatile methylated antimony species in natural bodies of water and in the culture media of microbial cultures. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Science of the Total Environment;
dc.subject antimony compounds en
dc.subject biomethylation en
dc.subject microorganisms en
dc.title Trimethylantimony generation by Scopulariopsis brevicaulis during aerobic growth en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0048-9697(99)00063-7
dc.researchgroup Biomedical and Environmental Health
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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