Characterization of urinary volatiles in Swiss male mice (Mus musculus): bioassay of identified compounds

@article{Achiraman2007CharacterizationOU,
  title={Characterization of urinary volatiles in Swiss male mice (Mus musculus): bioassay of identified compounds},
  author={Shanmugam Achiraman and Govindaraju Archunan},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={27},
  pages={679-686}
}
The present study was carried out to investigate the chemical nature of the urine of male mice and to assess its bioactivity. Urine of mature male mice was extracted with dichloromethane (1:1 ratio v/v) and analysed by gas-chromatography linked mass-spectrometry (GC-MS). Ten different compounds such as alkanes, alcohols, etc. were detected in the urine. Among the ten, five compounds are specific to males, namely 3-cyclohexene-1-methanol (I), 3-amino-s-triazole (II), 4-ethyl phenol (III), 3… Expand
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