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Aflatoxin B1

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Aflatoxin B1 is the major analogue of a family of bisfuranocoumarin mycotoxins produced by Aspergillus flavus and related species. Alfatoxin B1 exhibits a distinctive UV spectrum and blue fluorescence. Alfatoxins are among the most potent mycotoxins known but are in fact "pre-toxins" requiring metabolic activation to the toxic principle. Aflatoxins are found widely in nature in trace amounts particularly grains and nuts. The toxicity of these metabolites was first recognised in the 1950s and their structures elucidated in 1963. Aflatoxins have been extensively reviewed.
Catalog #A0924-01E
SourceAflatoxin B1 from Aspergillus flavus
Molecular Weight~312.3
SolubilitySoluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Limited water solubility.
Storage and StabilityLyophilized powder may be stored at -20°C. Stable for 12 months at -20°C. Reconstitute with DMSO. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
CAS Number1162-65-8
Molecular FormulaC17H12O6
Molecular Weight~312.3
Purity~98% (HPLC)
ConcentrationNot determined
FormSupplied as a white powder.
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological. Toxicity and Hazards: All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.


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