carbazole catabolic process
name: carbazole catabolic process
Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of carbazole, a heterocyclic aromatic compound containing a dibenzopyrrole system that is produced during coal gasification and is present in cigarette smoke. Coal tar produced at high temperature contains an average of 1.5% carbazole. It is used widely in synthesis of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and plastics and is a suspected carcinogen.
|GO:0018884||carbazole metabolic process|
|GO:0019439||aromatic compound catabolic process|
|GO:0042178||xenobiotic catabolic process|
|GO:0044270||cellular nitrogen compound catabolic process|
|GO:0046700||heterocycle catabolic process|