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ED MORGAN, BD JACKSON, SJ KEEGANS, DJ NICHOLLS, MF ALI and R CAMMAERTS (1992)

Alkanols in the mandibular gland secretion of the ant Tetramorium caespitum.

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 122(1):69-74.

The madibular glands of workers of T. caespitum contain 4-methyl-3-hexanone and 4-methyl-3-hexanol as major substances, and nonanal, 2-pentanone, 4-methyl-3-heptanol, 4-methyl-3-octanol and 4,6-dimethyl-3-octanol as minor substances. The last three have been newly identified by mass spectrometry and their identification confirmed by synthesis. The probable biosynthetic origins of all these compounds are discussed.

HYMENOPTERA; FORMICIDAE; TETRAMORIUM-CAESPITUM; MANDIBULAR GLANDS; ALCOHOLS; 4-METHYL-3-HEXANOL
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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