The conversion of sterigmatocystin into dihydroaspertoxin

R. D. Hutchison, C. W. Holzapfel

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Treatment of O-methyldihydrosterigmatocystin (III) with methanolic alkali under vigorous conditions effected opening of the furan ring to give the compound Va. Reaction of the corresponding acetate with lead tetra-acetate gave dihydroaspertoxin acetate which was converted into dihydroaspertoxin (VIb) by hydrolysis with dilute alkali.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-431
Number of pages7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1971
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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