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Title: Spinulosin
CAS Registry Number: 85-23-4
CAS Name: 2,5-Dihydroxy-3-methoxy-6-methyl-2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione
Additional Names: 2,5-dihydroxy-3-methoxy-6-methyl-p-benzoquinone; 3,6-dihydroxy-5-methoxy-p-toluquinone; 3,6-dihydroxy-4-methoxy-2,5-toluquinone; hydroxyfumigatin
Molecular Formula: C8H8O5
Molecular Weight: 184.15
Percent Composition: C 52.18%, H 4.38%, O 43.44%
Literature References: Metabolic product of the fungi Penicillium spinulosum Thom. and Aspergillus fumigatus Fres.: Birckinshaw, Raistrick, Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London B220, 245 (1931); Anslow, Raistrick, Biochem. J. 32, 2288 (1938); Pettersson, Acta Chem. Scand. 17, 1771 (1963). Structure: Aulin, Erdtman, Sven. Kem. Tidskr. 49, 208 (1937). Synthesis: Anslow, Raistrick, Biochem. J. 32, 803 (1938). Biosynthesis: Pettersson, Acta Chem. Scand. 19, 1016 (1965).
Properties: Purple-black crystals, mp 202°. Slightly sol in cold water; more sol in hot water; sol in dil NaOH soln giving a purple soln with a bluish hue.
Melting point: mp 202°
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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