2-(Hydroxymethyl)-5-hydroxy-4H-pyran-4-one; 5-Hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-4H-pyranone; 5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4-pyrone; 5-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-4H-pyran-4-one; Kojic acid; NSC 1942
Chem abstract number:
Koji Acid, a New Organic Acid Formed by Aspergillus oryzae. Yabuta, Teijiro. Orig. Com. 8th Intern. Congr. Appl. Chem. (Appendix) (1913), 25, 455-62. A new organic acid (kojic acid) formed by Aspergillus oryzae. Yabuta, Teijiro. Nippon Kagaku Kaishi (1921-47) (1916), 37, 1185-1233,1234-69. The formation of kojic acid from carbohydrates by the action of the "Aspergillus flavus". Corbellini, A.; Gregorini, B. Gazzetta Chimica Italiana (1930), 60, 244-56. Some fermentative Changes of technical interest. Challenger, Frederick. Industrial Chemist and Chemical Manufacturer (1930), 6, 97-300. ...
Aspergillus Species known to produce this metabolite:
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