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Environmental fate & pathways

Additional information on environmental fate and behaviour

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Endpoint:
additional information on environmental fate and behaviour
Type of information:
other: review darticle
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Reliability:
4 (not assignable)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
secondary literature

Data source

Referenceopen allclose all

Reference Type:
publication
Title:
Nitrogenase reactivity: azide reduction
Author:
Rubinson JF, Burgess BK, Corbin JLm Dilworth MJ
Year:
1985
Bibliographic source:
Biochemistry 24(2): 273-83
Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Title:
Environmental fate of sodium azide derived from automobile airbags
Author:
Betterton E.A.
Year:
2003
Bibliographic source:
Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 33:423-458.

Materials and methods

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Sodium azide
EC Number:
247-852-1
EC Name:
Sodium azide
Cas Number:
26628-22-8
Molecular formula:
N3Na
IUPAC Name:
sodium azide

Results and discussion

Any other information on results incl. tables

Bacterial nitrogenase activity:

HN3 is reduced to N2H4 and NH3

N3- is reduced to N2 and NH3

Some of the N2 formed is further reduced to NH3.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Executive summary:

Bacterial nitrogenase activity:

HN3 is reduced to N2H4 and NH3

N3- is reduced to N2 and NH3

Some of the N2 formed is further reduced to NH3.