Agent Name

Rubratoxin B

CAS Number

21794-01-4

Formula

C26-H30-O11

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1,5-Cyclononadiene-1,2,5,6-tetracarboxylic 1,2:5,6-dianhydride, 8-((3,6-dihydro-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)hydroxymethyl)-3-hydroxy-4-(1-hydroxyheptyl)-; 1H-Cyclonona(1,2-c:5,6-c')difuran-1,3,6,8(4H)-tetrone, 10-((3,6-dihydro-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)hydroxymethyl)-5,9,10,11-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-5-(1-hydroxyheptyl)-, (4R*,5S*(R*),10S*(S*(S*)))-(+)-; (4R*,5S*(R*),10S*(S*(S*)))-(+)-10-((3,6-Dihydro-6-oxo-2H-pyran-2-yl)hydroxymethyl)-5,9,10,11-tetrahydro-4-hydroxy-5-(1-hydroxyheptyl)-1H-cyclonona(1,2-c:5,6-c')difuran-1,3,6,8(4H)-tetrone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Mycotoxins

Description

Solid; [HSDB] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Hepatotoxic metabolite from the molds Penicillium rubrum and P. purpurogenum; Often found growing in feedstuffs with Aspergillus sp.; May coexist with aflatoxins; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; May cause liver and spleen damage; Teratogenic and reproductive effects reported; [Acros Organic N.V. MSDS] See "Aflatoxins."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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