From extraction experiments and g-activity measurements, the exchange extraction constant corresponding to the equilibrium Zn2+(aq) + 1 . Sr2+(nb) <-> 1 . Zn2+(nb) + Sr2+(aq) taking place in the two-phase water-nitrobenzene system (1 = beauvericin; aq = aqueous phase, nb = nitrobenzene phase) was evaluated as log Kex (Zn2+, 1 . Sr2+) = -0.3 ± 0.1. Further, the stability constant of the beauvericin - zinc complex (abbrev. 1 . Zn2+) in nitrobenzene saturated with water was calculated for a temperature of 25 °C: log βnb (1 . Zn2+) = 9.1 ± 0.2. Finally, by using quantum mechanical DFT calculations, the most probable structure of the 1 . Zn2+ complex species was predicted.