The formation of veratryl chloride by Bjerkandera sp. Strain BOS55

Henk J. Swarts, Tünde Mester, Frank J.M. Verhagen, Jim A. Field, Joannes B.P.A. Wijnberg

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Abstract

In the ethyl acetate extract from the extracellular fluid of the mycelium of Bjerkandera sp. BOS55 the presence of veratryl chloride was detected. Addition of deuterated benzoic acid or 4-hydroxybenzoic acid to the culture resulted in the formation of deuterated veratryl chloride. The detection of veratryl chloride constitutes the first report of a biologically derived natural product which contains a halogenated benzylic carbon. Since veratryl chloride is not very stable in aqueous medium, its detection also suggests a continuous production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1011-1013
Number of pages3
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bjerkandera sp. strain BOS55
  • Novel chlorometabolite
  • Veratryl chloride
  • White-rot fungus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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    Swarts, H. J., Mester, T., Verhagen, F. J. M., Field, J. A., & Wijnberg, J. B. P. A. (1997). The formation of veratryl chloride by Bjerkandera sp. Strain BOS55. Phytochemistry, 46(6), 1011-1013. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9422(97)00368-3