Rat cheek gland compounds: behavioural response to identified compounds.

  title={Rat cheek gland compounds: behavioural response to identified compounds.},
  author={Soundrapandian Kannan and Govindaraju Archunan},
  journal={Indian journal of experimental biology},
  volume={39 9},
Cheek gland secretions from sexually mature and reproductively active male and female laboratory rats (Wister strain), Rattus norvegicus albinus were analysed by gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. Alkanes, aliphatic acids esters and alcohols were identified in the secretions. Cheek gland preparation from males contained predominantly three compounds, viz. di-n-octyl phthalate (I); 1,2-benzene diacarboxylic acid butyl (2-ethyl hexyl) ester (II); and 1,2 benzene dicarboxylic acid (2… CONTINUE READING

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