aflatoxin B2

Toxin: 

y

Systematic name: 

Cyclopenta[c]furo[3',2':4,5]furo[2,3-h][1]benzopyran-1,11-dione, 2,3,6a,8,9,9a-hexahydro-4-methoxy-, (6aR-cis)

Molecular formulae: 

C17H14O6

Molecular weight: 

314.29

Chem abstract number: 

7220-81-7

Literature reference: 

CHANG SB, ABDEL-KADER MM, WICK EL, WOGAN GN. AFLATOXIN B2: CHEMICAL IDENTITY AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY. Science. 1963 Nov 29;142:1191-2. Toxic metabolites of Aspergillus flavus. Hartley, R. D.; Nesbitt, Brenda F.; O'Kelly, J. From Nature (London, United Kingdom) (1963), 198, 1056-8 Production of aflatoxin by the culture of strains of Aspergillus flavus-​oryzae on sterilized peanuts. Codner, R. C.; Sargeant, K.; Yeo, R. Biotechnology and Bioengineering (1963), 5, 185-92

Chemical type: 

Tetrahydrodifuranocoumarin

Toxicity: 

Not significantly carcinogenic and has reduced acute toxicity compared with aflatoxin B1. Oral LD50 in day-old ducklings 1.8 mg/kg body weight.

Structure image: 

Aspergillus Species known to produce this metabolite: 

Date uploaded: 

2008-07-07 13:07:48