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Penicillic acid is a mycotoxin that is produced by Aspergillus flavus and Penicillium roqueforti mold. It is also the major product of acid degradation of penicillin. Its first practical synthesis was reported in 1947 by Ralph Raphael, who had worked on penicillin during World War II.[1]

Penicillic acid
Skeletal formulas of two tautomers
Ball-and-stick model
Names
IUPAC name
5-hydroxy-5-isopropenyl-4-methoxy-furan-2-one
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.001.826
KEGG
Properties
C8H10O4
Molar mass 170.16 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Raphael, Ralph (1947). "Synthesis of the Antibiotic, Penicillic Acid". Nature. 160: 261–262. doi:10.1038/160261c0.