Hypoglycin B

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Hypoglycin B
Hypoglycin B
Names
IUPAC name
(2S)-2-Amino-4-(1S)-1-carboxy-2-[(1S)-2-methylidenecyclopropyl]ethyl]carbamoyl]butanoic acid
Other names
L-γ-Glutamyl-L-hypoglycin; L-γ-Glutamyl-3-[(1S)-2-methylenecyclopropyl]-L-alanine
Identifiers
502-37-4 YesY
ChemSpider 390178 YesY
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PubChem 441445
Properties
C12H18N2O5
Molar mass 270.29 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Hypoglycin B is a naturally occurring organic compound in the species Blighia sapida. It is particularly concentrated in the fruit of the plant especially in the seeds. Hypoglycin B is toxic if ingested and is one of the causative agents of Jamaican vomiting sickness.[1] It is a dipeptide of glutamic acid and hypoglycin A.

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