(Chemical equation presented) Tenuipesine A (1), a novel trichothecane with an unprecedented carbon-migrated skeleton that embodies of a cyclopropane ring, was isolated from cultivated fruiting bodies of Paecilomyces tenuipes (Isaria japonica), a popular entomopathogenic fungi employed in folk medicine and health foods in China, Korea, and Japan. The structure was determined on the basis of two-dimensional NMR data. Its stereochemistry was elucidated by spectroscopic data and the chemical transformation of the coexisting trichothecene, 4β-acetoxy-12,13-epoxytrichothec-9-ene-3α,15-diol (2).
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