Agent Name

Sterigmatocystin

CAS Number

10048-13-2

Formula

C18-H12-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

3a,12c-Dihydro-8-hydroxy-6-methoxy-7H-furo(3',2':4,5)furo(2,3-c)xanthen-7-one; 7H-Furo(3',2':4,5)furo(2,3-c)xanthen-7-one, 3a,12c-dihydro-8-hydroxy-6-methoxy-, (3aR-cis)-; Sterigmatocystine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Mycotoxins

Description

Pale yellow solid; [HSDB] Yellow powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Produced by various Aspergillus and Penicillium species; Biochemical precursor to aflatoxins and has similar toxic effects; Not commercially used or produced; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Aflatoxins"; [HSDB] May cause irritation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include hepatitis (hepatocellular necrosis) and fatty liver degeneration; [MSDSonline] See "Aflatoxins."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.73E-10 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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