During their investigations on the pigments of a certain strain of Flexibacter elegans REICHENBACH et al. observed a colouring component showing chromatographic and spectroscopic behaviour significantly different from all the carotenoids hitherto known as constituents in microorganisms of this type (1). The colouring compound was called flexirubin.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography Dimethyl Ether None None Alkyl Substituent Polyene Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Achenbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Institute of Pharmacy and Food ChemistryUniversity of ErlangenErlangenFederal Republic of Germany

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