Trivial name: 

Anthraquinone, 1,​8-​dihydroxy-​3-​methoxy-​6-​methyl- (8CI); Chrysophanic acid, 6-​methoxy- (4CI); 1,​8-​Dihydroxy-​3-​methoxy-​6-​methylanthraquinone; 1,​8-​Dihydroxy-​3-​methyl-​6-​methoxyanthraquinone; 1,​8-​Dihydroxy-​6-​methoxy-​3-​methyl anthraquinone; 6-​O-​Methylemodin; Emodin 3-​methyl ether; NSC 251670; Parietin; Physcion; Physcione; Rheochrysidin

Systematic name: 

9,​10-​Anthracenedione, 1,​8-​dihydroxy-​3-​methoxy-​6-​methyl-

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Literature reference: 

Production of polyhydroxyanthraquinones by the lower fungi (molds). Raistrick, Harold. Enzymologia (1937), 4, 76-8. Metabolic products of Aspergillus chevalieri. Kitamura, Jiro; Kurimoto, Uzuhiko; Yokoyama, Matatsugu. Yakugaku Zasshi (1956), 76, 972-3. Eurotium (Aspergillus) repens metabolites and their biological activity. Podojil, M.; Sedmera, P.; Vokoun, J.; Betina, V.; Barathova, H.; Durackova, Z.; Horakova, K.; Nemec, P. Folia Microbiologica (Prague, Czech Republic) (1978), 23(6), 438-43. Iron chelating capability of physcion, a yellow pigment from Aspergillus ruber. Engstrom,...


mouse LD50 intraperitoneal 10mg/kg (10mg/kg) EFFECT: GASTROINTESTINAL: OTHER CHANGES Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Vol. 27, Pg. 1342, 1979. Link to PubMed

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Date uploaded: 

2008-07-14 09:47:52