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Instability of some trichothecenes in methanol.

Authors
  • Wei, R D
  • Chu, F S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal - Association of Official Analytical Chemists
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1986
Volume
69
Issue
5
Pages
902–903
Identifiers
PMID: 3771465
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Stability of 8 trichothecenes stored in methanol at room temperature was studied by thin layer chromatography. Results indicate that the trichothecenes which bear an acetoxy group at both C3 and C4 are very susceptible to methanolysis. In the early stage, the acetoxy group at C3 is most favorable for the transesterification. All trichothecenes tested were transformed to several products after prolonged (22 days) exposure to methanol.

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