6-Hydroxymellein is a dihydroisocoumarin, a phenolic compound found in carrots. It has also been isolated in Aspergillus terreus and shows an inhibition of pollen development in Arabidopsis thaliana.
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||194.18 g/mol|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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- Shimada, A.; Kusano, M.; Takeuchi, S.; Fujioka, S.; Inokuchi, T.; Kimura, Y. (2002). "Aspterric acid and 6-hydroxymellein, inhibitors of pollen development in Arabidopsis thaliana, produced by Aspergillus terreus". Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C. 57 (5–6): 459–464. PMID 12132685.
- 6-Hydroxymellein biosynthesis pathway on www.biocyc.org
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