1983 Volume 31 Issue 12 Pages 4543-4548
A fungus which was identified as Aspergillus terreus var. aureus showed antifungal and antibacterial activities. Through the investigation of its metabolites, six compounds (1-6) were isolated ; emodin (1), dihydrogeodin (2), questin (3), sulochrin (5), the new metabolite 2-(3-chloro-4-methyl-γ-resorcyloyl)-5-hydroxy-m-anisic acid methyl ester (4), which is a monochloro derivative of sulochrin (5), and compound (6), the chemical structure of which has not yet been clarified. Dihydrogeodin (2), sulochrin (5), 4 and 6 showed antifungal and antibacterial activities, and 6 had especially strong antifungal activity towards Trichophyton mentagrophytes.