Asterriquinone A1

ID 2: 247

Toxin: n

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

Molecular formulae: 


Molecular weight: 534.64

Chemical abstract number: 60924-75-6

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 (Fac. Pharm. Sci., Kanazawa Univ., Kanazawa 920, Japan). Chem. Pharm. Bull., 29(4), 961-9 (English) 1981.

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

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