Lenthionine is a cyclic organosulfur compound found in shiitake mushrooms and partly responsible for their flavor. The mechanism of its formation is unclear, but it probably involves the enzyme C–S lyase.
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3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||188.38 g/mol|
|Melting point||60.5 °C (140.9 °F; 333.6 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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- Block, Eric; Deorazio, Russell (1994). "Chemistry in a salad bowl: Comparative organosulfur chemistry of garlic, onion and shiitake mushrooms" (PDF). Pure Appl. Chem. 66 (10–11): 2205–2206. doi:10.1351/pac199466102205.