Citraconic anhydride



Trivial name: 

Citraconic anhydride (6CI,​8CI); 2-​Methyl-​2-​butenedioic anhydride; 2-​Methylmaleic anhydride; 3-​Methyl-​2,​5-​furandione; 3-​Methylmaleic anhydride; Citraconic acid anhydride; Methylmaleic anhydride; Monomethylmaleic anhydride; NSC 6182; α-​Methylmaleic anhydride

Systematic name: 

2,5-Furandione, 3-methyl-

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Literature reference: 

Secondary mold metabolites. VII. Long-​chain derivatives of citraconic anhydride: new metabolites of Aspergillus wentii Wehmer. Assante, Gemma; Camarda, Lorenzo; Merlini, Lucio; Nasini, Gianluca. Gazzetta Chimica Italiana (1979), 109(3-4), 151-3. 2-​Methylisocitrate lyases from the bacterium Escherichia coli and the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans: characterization and comparison of both enzymes. Brock, Matthias; Darley, Dan; Textor, Susanne; Buckel, Wolfgang. European Journal of Biochemistry (2001), 268(12), 3577-3586

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Date uploaded: 

2008-07-07 15:48:31