Microbial Hydroxylation of the Herbicide N-(3,4-Dichlorophenyl)methacrylamide (Dicryl)

Peter R. Wallnöfer, Steve Safe, Otto Hutzinger

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The fungus Rhizopus japonicus converts the herbicide N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)methacrylamide (dicryl) to N-3,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-methyl-2,3-dihydroxypropionamide. This metabolite was formed by the addition of two hydroxyl groups to the ethylenic double bond of dicryl. Its structure was elucidated by nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometric analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-504
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 1973

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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