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Review | Regular issue | Vol 3, No. 6, 1975, pp.471-520
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1975-06-0471
Chemistry of Zearalenone and Some of its Derivatives

Mohammed T. Shipchandler*

*Research Department, Commercial Solvents Corporation, Terre Haute, Indiana 47808, U.S.A.


The chemistry of zearalenone (1), a metabolite of Gibberella zeae (Fusarium graminearum) is reviewed. Isolation, structure determination, chemical and physical properties, total syntheses, biosynthesis, and biological properties of zearalenone and some of its derivatives are discussed, and a summary of spectral and analytical methods used is presented.