for GC derivatization, LiChropur, ≥98.0%

2,3-Biphenyldiol, 3-Phenylpyrocatechol
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Quality Level


for GC derivatization


≥98.0% (HPLC)



reaction suitability

reagent type: derivatization reagent
reaction type: Alkylations


gas chromatography (GC): suitable


108-113 °C

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General description

Derivatization before a GC analysis helps in yielding distinctive products, which can be achieved using a derivatizing reagent that reacts with amino and hydroxyl functionalities quantitatively. 2,3-Dihydroxy-biphenyl (2,3-DHBP) is a derivatizing reagent.

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LiChropur is a trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


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Target Organs

Respiratory system

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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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Sou Iijima et al.
Journal of bioscience and bioengineering, 109(6), 645-651 (2010-05-18)
A new method for isolating targeted live bacterial cells was established with the use of cell sorting by flow cytometry (FCM) based on the fluorescence of the intermediate metabolite of biphenyl degradation. During biphenyl degradation, a PCB degrader, Comamonas testosteroni...
Angelina Chemerys et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 80(21), 6591-6600 (2014-08-17)
Ring-hydroxylating dioxygenases (RHDs) play a crucial role in the biodegradation of a range of aromatic hydrocarbons found on polluted sites, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Current knowledge on RHDs comes essentially from studies on culturable bacterial strains, while compelling evidence...
Min Gou et al.
Biotechnology letters, 34(1), 117-123 (2011-09-08)
A 2,3-dihydroxybiphenyl-1,2-dioxygenase gene (designated as bphC_meta) was identified in activated sludge metagenome by PCR. This gene shared 99% sequence identity with BphC from Burkholderia xenovorans LB400. The enzyme was purified from recombinant Escherichia coli with a subunit molecular mass of...
Ang Li et al.
Journal of environmental sciences (China), 21(2), 211-217 (2009-05-01)
A novel biphenyl-degrading bacterial strain LA-4 was isolated from activated sludge. It was identified as Dyella ginsengisoli according to phylogenetic similarity of 16S rRNA gene sequence. This isolate could utilize biphenyl as sole source of carbon and energy, which degraded...
Beatriz Cámara et al.
Environmental microbiology, 6(8), 842-850 (2004-07-15)
The degradation of polychlorobiphenyls (PCBs) by diverse bacteria, including Burkholderia sp. LB400, is incomplete with a concomitant accumulation of metabolic intermediates. In this study, the toxicity of diverse (chloro)biphenyls and of their biotransformation into the first two metabolic intermediates of...

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