The absolute configuration of blasticidin A, a strong inhibitor of aflatoxin production by Aspergillus parasiticus, was assigned by adding the data of relative configurations at its diol and pentaol moieties to previously known stereochemistry. Similarity of the NMR data of blasticidin A to those of aflastatin A allowed us to revise the stereochemistry of the diol and pentaol moieties of aflastatin A.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry