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Identification and electrophysiological activity of a novel hydroxy ketone emitted by male cereal leaf beetles


, : Identification and electrophysiological activity of a novel hydroxy ketone emitted by male cereal leaf beetles. Journal of Natural Products 65(8): 1156-1160

Comparisons of collections of volatiles from male and female Oulema melanopus, feeding on host foliage (oats), revealed an electrophysiologically active male-specific compound, (E)-8-hydroxy-6-methyl-6-octen-3-one (compound 7), which is a new natural product. The structure of compound 7 was elucidated by spectroscopic and microchemical studies and confirmed by chemical synthesis.

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PMID: 12193021

DOI: 10.1021/np020063q


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