ID 2: 633

Toxin: n

Trivial name: Flufuran

Systematic name:

5-(hydroxymethyl)furan-3-carboxylic acid

Molecular formulae: 


Molecular weight: 142.11

Chemical abstract number: 246178-75-6

Chemical type: 3,5-disubstituted furan

Literature reference:

  • Flufuran, an antifungal 3,​5-​disubstituted furan produced by Aspergillus flavus Link. Evidente, Antonio; Cristinzio, Gennaro; Punzo, Biancavaleria; Andolfi, Anna; Testa, Antonino; Melck, Dominique. Chemistry & Biodiversity (2009), 6(3), 328-334

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Structure image:  

Date uploaded: 2009-05-07 19:01:27

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