ID 2: 536
Trivial name: Patulin (6CI); 4-Hydroxy-4H-furo[3,2-c]pyran-2(6H)-one; Acetic acid, (2,4-dihydroxy-2H-pyran-3(6H)-ylidene)-, 3,4-lactone; Clairformin; Clavacin; Clavatin; Claviformin; DL-Patulin; Expansin; Expansin (antibiotic); Expansine; Gigantin; Leucopin; Mycoin; Mycoin C; Mycoin C3; NSC 32951; NSC 8120; Patuline; Penicidin; Terinin
Molecular weight: 154.12
Chemical abstract number: 149-29-1
Chemical type: Hydroxyfuropyranone
Aspergillus Species known to produce this metabolite:
The oral LD50 in rats and mice is 30-35 mg/kg body-weight causing liver, spleen and kidney damage with oedema and haemorrhaging. It has been suspected as carcinogenic for many years and recent assessments of chronic toxicity have not conclusively removed this possibility.
Date uploaded: 2008-01-25 00:58:40
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