Asterriquinone (4)

ID 2: 255

Toxin: n

Systematic name: 2,5-Cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione, 2-[2-(1,1-dimethyl-2-propenyl)-7-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)-1H-indol-3-yl]-3,6-dimethoxy-5-[7-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)-1H-indol-3-yl]-

Molecular formulae: 


Molecular weight: 602.76

Chemical abstract number: 78723-14-5

Literature reference:

  • Metabolic products of Aspergillus terreus. V. Demethylation of asterriquinones. Arai, Kunizo; Shimizu, Sakae; Taguchi, Yasuhisa; Yamamoto, Yuzuru. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin (1981), 29(4), 991-9
    Metabolic products of Aspergillus terreus. IV. Metabolites of the strain IFO 8835. (2)​. The isolation and chemical structure of indolyl benzoquinone pigments. Arai, Kunizo; Masuda, Kikuo; Kiriyama, Noriki; Nitta, Keiichi; Yamamoto, Yuzuru; Shimizu, Sakae. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin (1981), 29(4), 961-9

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Date uploaded: 2008-07-07 14:23:28

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