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n20/D 1.5200 (lit.)


283-284 °C (lit.)


75-79 °C (lit.)


1.288 g/mL (lit.)

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General description

4-Fluorobiphenyl is a fluorinated biphenyl compound. It undergoes biochemical degradation in the presence of various mycorrhizal fungi to afford 4-fluorobiphen-4′-ol and 4-fluorobiphen-3′-ol as major products.


5 g in glass bottle

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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Cormac D Murphy
Omics : a journal of integrative biology, 11(3), 314-324 (2007-09-22)
Fluorinated organic compounds, although rare in nature, are significant environmental contaminants owing to the numerous applications for which this class of compounds is employed. It is important that biodegradation of these compounds can be readily assessed in order to provide...
N A Green et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 65(9), 4021-4027 (1999-09-03)
The pathways of biotransformation of 4-fluorobiphenyl (4FBP) by the ectomycorrhizal fungus Tylospora fibrilosa and several other mycorrhizal fungi were investigated by using (19)F nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in combination with (14)C radioisotope-detected high-performance liquid chromatography ((14)C-HPLC). Under the conditions...
N A Green et al.
Chemosphere, 38(5), 1085-1101 (1999-02-24)
The incubation of the model pollutant [U-14C]'-4-fluorobiphenyl (4FBP) in soil, in the presence and absence of biphenyl (a co-substrate), was carried out in order to study the qualitative disposition and fate of the compound using 14C-HPLC and 19F NMR spectroscopy....
Jessica Amadio et al.
Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 86(1), 345-351 (2009-12-04)
The fungus Cunninghamella elegans is a useful model of human catabolism of xenobiotics. In this paper, the biotransformation of fluorinated biphenyls by C. elegans was investigated by analysis of the culture supernatants with a variety of analytical techniques. 4-Fluorobiphenyl was...
J G Bundy et al.
Xenobiotica; the fate of foreign compounds in biological systems, 32(6), 479-490 (2002-08-06)
1. Little is known about metabolism of xenobiotics by earthworms, despite their importance in soil ecotoxicity testing. Normal earthworms and earthworms treated with antibiotics to ensure inhibition of gut microflora were exposed to two model xenobiotic compounds, 4-fluoroaniline and 4-fluorobiphenyl...

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