Kojic acid

Toxin: 

y

Trivial name: 

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

Systematic name: 

4H-Pyran-4-one, 5-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)-

Molecular formulae: 

C6H6O4

Molecular weight: 

142.11

Chem abstract number: 

501-30-4

Literature reference: 

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. ...

Toxicity: 

Antibiotic

Structure image: 

Aspergillus Species known to produce this metabolite: 

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Date uploaded: 

2008-07-07 16:58:01