Bombykol

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Bombykol
File:Bombykol.svg
Identifiers
E number{{#property:P628}}
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Chemical and physical data
FormulaC16H30O
Molar mass238.42 g·mol−1

Bombykol is a pheromone released by the female silkworm moth to attract mates. Discovered by Adolf Butenandt in 1959, it was the first pheromone to be characterized chemically. Minute quantities of this pherormone can be used per acre of land to confuse male insects about the location of their female partners, can thus serve as lures in trap to effectively remove insects without spraying crops with large amount of chemicals. Butenandt named the substance after the moth's latin name Bombyx mori.[1]

References

  • BUTENANDT.A, BECKMANN R, HECKER E (1961). "ÜBER DEN SEXUALLOCKSTOFF DES SEIDENSPINNERS .1. DER BIOLOGISCHE TEST UND DIE ISOLIERUNG DES REINEN SEXUALLOCKSTOFFES BOMBYKOL". HOPPE-SEYLERS ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHYSIOLOGISCHE CHEMIE. 324: 71.

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