Characterization, synthesis, and behavioral responses to sex attractiveness pheromones of red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis)

@article{Mason1990CharacterizationSA,
  title={Characterization, synthesis, and behavioral responses to sex attractiveness pheromones of red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis)},
  author={Robert T. Mason and Tappey H Jones and Henry M. Fales and Lewis K. Pannell and David M Crews},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={1990},
  volume={16},
  pages={2353-2369}
}
The sex attractiveness pheromone of the red-sided garter snake,Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis, has been characterized as a mixture of 13 long-chain (C29-C37) saturated and monounsaturated methyl ketones. Samples of the major unsaturated ketones in the mixture, (Z)-24-tritriaconten-2-one (7) and (Z)-26-pentatriaconten-2-one (10), and their saturated analogs, 2-tritriacontanone (8) and 2-pentatriacontanone (11) were prepared by unambiguous synthesis. In field bioassay tests, male garter snakes… CONTINUE READING