Nitroalkenes and Sesquiterpene Hydrocarbons from the Frontal Gland of Three Prorhinotermes Termite Species

@article{Piskorski2007NitroalkenesAS,
  title={Nitroalkenes and Sesquiterpene Hydrocarbons from the Frontal Gland of Three Prorhinotermes Termite Species},
  author={Rafal Piskorski and Robert Hanus and Soňa Va{\vs}{\'i}{\vc}kov{\'a} and Josef Cva{\vc}ka and Jan {\vS}obotn{\'i}k and Ale{\vs} Svato{\vs} and Irena Valterov{\'a}},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={1787-1794}
}
Frontal gland contents of soldiers of three Prorhinotermes species, Prorhinotermes canalifrons, Prorhinotermes inopinatus, and Prorhinotermes simplex, consisted of two groups of compounds: nitroalkenes and sesquiterpene hydrocarbons. Analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry revealed (E)-1-nitropentadec-1-ene as the major component of the glands with mean values of 152, 207, and 293 μg/individual for P. canalifrons, P. inopinatus, and P. simplex, respectively. Four other 1-nitroalkenes… Expand
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