Warning Odor of the North American Porcupine(Erethizon dorsatum)

@article{Li2004WarningOO,
  title={Warning Odor of the North American Porcupine(Erethizon dorsatum)},
  author={G. Li and U. Roze and D. Locke},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={2737-2754}
}
Volatile compounds in the lipid coating of the lower-back quills of the North American porcupine,Erethizon dorsatum, were collected using headspace trapping on Tenax and analyzed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS), GC with organoleptic detection, and GC with a chiral stationary phase. Over 50 components were isolated, primarily oxygenated aliphatics, lactones, and isoprenoids. The most abundant constituent was tetradecyl acetate, which does not contribute significantly to the odor… Expand
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