Secondary metabolites trivial name - citrinin
Species A. candidus, A. carneus, A. flavipes, A. niveus, A. terreus
Systematic name 3H-2-Benzopyran-7-carboxylic acid, 4,6-dihydro-8-hydroxy-3,4,5-trimethyl-6-oxo-, (3R,4S)-
Molecular formulae C13H14O5
Molecular weight 250.25
Chemical abstracts number 518-75-2
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Selected references Chien, M. M.; Schiff, P. L., Jr.; Slatkin, D. J.; Knapp, J. E. (Sch. Pharm., Univ. Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA). Lloydia, 40(3), 301-2 (English) 1977.
Toxicity Initially isolated as a broad-spectrum antibiotic but it is nephrotoxic and has an LD50 of 67 mg/kg body-weight when given subcutaneously or intraperitoneally in rats and 19 mg/kg body-weight when given intravenously to rabbits.
Structure diagram
3D Structure
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