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Administrative data

Endpoint:
mode of degradation in actual use
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
study well documented, meets generally accepted scientific principles, acceptable for assessment
Remarks:
Non guideline study investigating the mechanism of degradation

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Mechanism of formaldehyde biodegradation by Pseudomonas putida.
Author:
Adroer N, Casas C, de Mas C, Sola C
Year:
1990
Bibliographic source:
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 33, 217-220

Materials and methods

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Test material form:
other: no additional information

Results and discussion

Any other information on results incl. tables

The mechanism of formaldehyde degradation by Pseudomonas putida is initiated by a dismutation reaction, yielding formic acid and methanol as products. Degradation of the products began after exhaustion of formaldehyde in the medium.

Applicant's summary and conclusion