Lenthionine

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Lenthionine
Lenthionine's skeletal structure
Lenthionine's 3D structure
Names
IUPAC name
1,2,3,5,6-Pentathiepane
Other names
1,2,3,5,6-Pentathiacycloheptane
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
KEGG
Properties
C2H4S5
Molar mass 188.38 g/mol
Density 1.549 g/cm3
Melting point 60.5 °C (140.9 °F; 333.6 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Lenthionine is a cyclic organosulfur compound found in shiitake mushrooms and partly responsible for their flavor.[1] The mechanism of its formation is unclear, but it probably involves the enzyme C–S lyase.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Block, Eric; Deorazio, Russell (1994). "Chemistry in a salad bowl: Comparative organosulfur chemistry of garlic, onion and shiitake mushrooms" (PDF). Pure Appl. Chem. 66 (10–11): 2205–2206. doi:10.1351/pac199466102205.