A Caltech Library Service

The structure and biogenesis of nidulin


Beach, William Frederick (1962) The structure and biogenesis of nidulin. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/3RME-0Q76.


The structure of nidulin, the major metabolic product of Aspergillus nidulans, is demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt to be that which was set forth recently by other workers. In support of the structure, a xanthene was isolated and characterized. It was also discovered that nidulin suffered a remarkably facile dechlorination in the presence of hydrobromic acid and red phosphorous. Preliminary tracer experiments with labelled acetate were performed, and the expected pattern of incorporation was observed. Isoleucine was likewise shown to be incorporated into nidulin. A possible biogenesis for nidulin is discussed which points the way for future research.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Chemistry
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Richards, John H.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1962
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:07282011-084657541
Persistent URL:
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:6550
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:23 Aug 2011 21:30
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 04:51

Thesis Files

[img] PDF - Final Version
See Usage Policy.


Repository Staff Only: item control page