|penicillic acid||medical dictionary|
3-methoxy-5-methyl-4-oxo-2,5-hexadienoic acid (in tautomeric equilibrium with its lactone). A mycotoxin with antibiotic and carcinogenic activity produced by various strains of penicillium, by Aspergillus ochraceus and Aspergillus melleus. Has been found in tobacco, sausages, and corn.
Chemical name: 2,5-Hexadienoic acid, 3-methoxy-5-methyl-4-oxo-
(12 Dec 1998)
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