Chemistry of the sternal gland secretion of the Mediterranean centipede Himantarium gabrielis (Linnaeus, 1767) (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha: Himantariidae)

  title={Chemistry of the sternal gland secretion of the Mediterranean centipede Himantarium gabrielis (Linnaeus, 1767) (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha: Himantariidae)},
  author={Ljubodrag Vujisi{\'c} and Ivan Vu{\vc}kovi{\'c} and Slobodan E. Makarov and Bojan Ili{\'c} and Dragan Ž. Anti{\'c} and Milka Jadranin and Nina M. Todorovi{\'c} and Ivan V. Mrki{\'c} and Vlatka E Vajs and Luka R. Lu{\vc}i{\'c} and Bo{\vz}idar P. M. {\'C}ur{\vc}i{\'c} and Bojan Mitic},
The geophilomorph centipede, Himantarium gabrielis, when disturbed, discharges a viscous and proteinaceous secretion from the sternal glands. This exudate was found by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography–high resolution mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry–mass spectrometry and NMR analyses to be composed of hydrogen cyanide, benzaldehyde, benzoyl nitrile, benzyl nitrile, mandelonitrile, mandelonitrile benzoate, 3,7,6O-trimethylguanine (himantarine… 

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