Drosophilin A
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Title: Drosophilin A
CAS Registry Number: 484-67-3
CAS Name: 2,3,5,6-Tetrachloro-4-methoxyphenol
Additional Names: p-methoxytetrachlorophenol
Molecular Formula: C7H4Cl4O2
Molecular Weight: 261.92
Percent Composition: C 32.10%, H 1.54%, Cl 54.14%, O 12.22%
Literature References: Antibiotic substance isolated from the basidiomycete Drosophila subatrata (Batsch ex Fr.) Quel., grown in a corn-steep medium: Kavanagh, Hervey, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 38, 555 (1952). Prepn from tetrachloro-p-anisidine: Bures, Hutter, Cas. Cesk. Lek. 11, 29, 57 (1931); C.A. 25, 5153; Chem. Zentralbl. 1931, II, 225; from 1,4-dimethoxytetrachlorobenzene: Anchel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 74, 2943 (1952).
Properties: Crystals from hexane or dil alcohol, mp 114°. uv max: 301 nm. Sparingly sol in water; sol in hexane, benzene, acetone, alcohol, chloroform, ether.
Melting point: mp 114°
Absorption maximum: uv max: 301 nm
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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