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Table 1 Summary of the reported Monascus pigments with fluorescence

From: Rising temperature stimulates the biosynthesis of water-soluble fluorescent yellow pigments and gene expression in Monascus ruber CGMCC10910

MPs compound name Molecular formula λ ex, λ em (nm) Pigments colour Fluorescent colour References
Monasfluore A C21H24O5 396, 460 Yellow Blue Huang et al. (2008)
Monasfluore B C23H28O5 396, 460 Yellow Blue Huang et al. (2008)
Monarubrin C20H26O4 340, 490 Yellow Blue Loret & Morel (2010)
Rubropunctin C22H30O4 340, 490 Yellow Blue Loret & Morel (2010)
Monaphilol A C23H29O5 438, 554 Orange Yellow Hsu et al. (2011)
Monaphilol B C21H25O5 438, 554 Orange Yellow Hsu et al. (2011)
Monaphilol C C26H33O6 480, 540 Orange Yellow Hsu et al. (2011)
Monaphilol D C24H29O6 480, 540 Orange Yellow Hsu et al. (2011)
MMA C22H26O6 472, 535 Orange Yellow Huang et al. (2014)
MMB C24H30O6 472, 535 Orange Yellow Huang et al. (2014)