3-Nitropropionic acid

Toxin: 

y

Molecular formulae: 

C3H5NO4

Molecular weight: 

119.08

Chem abstract number: 

504-88-1

Literature reference: 

The production of β-​nitropropionic acid by a strain of Aspergillus flavus. Bush, Milton T.; Touster, Oscar; Brockman, Jean Early Journal of Biological Chemistry (1951), 188, 685-93.
 An antibiotic substance, oryzacidin, produced by Aspergillus oryzae. V. Existence of β-​nitropropionic acid in the fermentation broth. Nakamura, Seiji; Shimoda, Chuji. From Nippon Nogei Kagaku Kaishi (1954), 28, 909-13

Chemical type: 

Aliphatic acid

Toxicity: 

LD50 in mice 160 to 240 mg/kg body-weight given in sodium bicarbonate solution. Symptoms include apnea, convulsions, conjestion in subcutaneous vessels and lungs, as well as a mottled liver. 

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Date uploaded: 

2005-12-11 00:00:00