Stylopsal: The First Identified Female-produced Sex Pheromone of Strepsiptera

@article{Cvaka2012StylopsalTF,
  title={Stylopsal: The First Identified Female-produced Sex Pheromone of Strepsiptera},
  author={Josef Cva{\vc}ka and Pavel Jiro{\vs} and Blanka Kalinov{\'a} and Jakub Straka and Kateřina Amruz {\vC}ern{\'a} and Petr {\vS}ebesta and Ale{\vs} Tom{\vc}ala and Soňa Va{\vs}{\'i}{\vc}kov{\'a} and Ullrich Jahn and Jan {\vS}obotn{\'i}k},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={38},
  pages={1483-1491}
}
A female-produced sex pheromone of Stylops muelleri was identified as an unusually branched saturated aldehyde (9R)-3,5-syn-3,5,9-trimethyldodecanal. We named it stylopsal. Its structure was established by using mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and organic synthesis of candidate compounds. The synthetic standard of (9R)-3,5-syn-3,5,9-trimethyldodecanal gave identical chromatographic and mass spectrometric data as the natural pheromone and also was active in electroantennographic and… 
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