Polar and non-polar secondary metabolites as well as phenolic compounds of Aspergillus parasiticus grown on hazelnut were analyzed by high-resolution high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Several novel and beneficial compounds such as dibutyt phthalate, pyrogallol, fumagillol, italicic acid and sorbicillin were identified from A. parasiticus for the first time. Some of these compounds have the potential to be used in pharmaceutical industry. (C) 2009 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.