Benzoyl cyanide and mandelonitrile benzoate in the defensive secretions of millipedes

@article{Duffey2004BenzoylCA,
  title={Benzoyl cyanide and mandelonitrile benzoate in the defensive secretions of millipedes},
  author={Sean S. Duffey and Murray S. Blum and Henry M. Fales and Steve L Evans and Ronald W. Roncadori and David Tiemann and Yasuyoshi Nakagawa},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={101-113}
}
Analyses of the defensive secretions of 17 species of polydesmoid millipedes show that other chemicals besides HCN and benzaldehyde are liberated during cyanogenesis. Several members of the families Polydesmidae, Paradoxosomatidae, and Euryuridae are shown to secrete both phenol and guaiacol, with one paradoxosomatid also producing ethyl benzoate and benzoic acid. Also, members of the family Xystodesmidae commonly produce the three following compounds: benozoic acid, mandelonitrile benzoate… CONTINUE READING
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