• Blasticidin A packaged and labeled in glass vial.

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Description
Blasticidin A is a high molecular weight tetramic acid with broad spectrum antifungal and antibacterial activity, first reported in 1955. Like many tetramic acids, blasticidin A is isolated as the stable calcium salt/complex. Blasticidin A and closely related aflastatin A are specific inhibitors of the production of the mycotoxin, aflatoxin, by Aspergillus parasiticus.

Blasticidin A is soluble in DMF, DMSO and methanol and is moderately soluble in water and ethanol.  

    CAS Number

    100513-53-9

    Molecular Formula

    C58H107NO23

    Molecular Weight

    1186.5

    Storage Conditions

    -20°C

Specifications

    Appearance

    Yellow tan solid

References

    References

    Blasticidin, a new anti-phytopathogenic fungal substance. Part A. Fukunaga, K. et al. Bull. Agr. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 1955, 19, 181. 

    Blasticidin A as an Inhibitor of Aflatoxin Production by Aspergillus parasiticus. Sakuda S. et al. J. Antibiot. 2000, 53, 1265.

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