Identification of a Compound related to 6-Aminopenicillanic Acid, isolated from Culture Media of Penicillium chrysogenum

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IT has previously been reported1 that when a high-yielding strain of Penicillium chrysogenum was grown in shake flasks in a chemically defined arginine–lactose medium2 containing sodium sulphate labelled with sodium-35 in the absence of phenylacetic acid, a radioactive compound extractable with n-butyl-acetate was formed instead of benzylpenicillin. This compound differed in its chromatographic properties from any of the known penicillin degradation products.

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BALLIO, A., CHAIN, E., DENTICE DI ACCADIA, F. et al. Identification of a Compound related to 6-Aminopenicillanic Acid, isolated from Culture Media of Penicillium chrysogenum. Nature 191, 909–910 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/191909a0

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