Analysis of the Labial Gland Secretion of the Cuckoo-Bumblebee (Psithyrus vestalis) Males and Synthesis of Abundant Geranylcitronellol

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Title:Analysis of the Labial Gland Secretion of the Cuckoo-Bumblebee (Psithyrus vestalis) Males and Synthesis of Abundant Geranylcitronellol
Creators:
Valterová, Irena
Svatoš, Aleš
Hovorka, Oldřich
Journal or Publication Title:
Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 61, 10, pp. 1501-1508
Uncontrolled Keywords:Geranylcitronellyl acetate, Geranylcitronellol, Marking pheromone, <i>Psithyrus vestalis</i>, Cuckoo-bumblebees

Abstract

Labial glands of the cuckoo-bumblebee males of the species <i>Psithyrus vestalis </i>were extracted and the components of their secretions were identified. Chemical composition of the males' signal of <i>Psithyrus vestalis </i>has not yet been described in the literature. We found geranycitronellyl acetate to be the main component (48%). Geranylcitronellol and (<i>Z</i>)-15-eicosen-1-ol were present in the secretion in lower amounts. Long-chain aldehydes, acetates, and hydrocarbons formed only minor components of the mixture. The identification of minor components was based on GC-MS, while the more abundant compounds were isolated and fully characterized by spectral and chemical methods. For the structure confirmation, geranylcitronellol was prepared from geranyl bromide via a three-step synthesis. <p>

Title:Analysis of the Labial Gland Secretion of the Cuckoo-Bumblebee (Psithyrus vestalis) Males and Synthesis of Abundant Geranylcitronellol
Creators:
Valterová, Irena
Svatoš, Aleš
Hovorka, Oldřich
Uncontrolled Keywords:Geranylcitronellyl acetate, Geranylcitronellol, Marking pheromone, <i>Psithyrus vestalis</i>, Cuckoo-bumblebees
Divisions:Life and Chemical Sciences > Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry > Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications
Journal or Publication Title:Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications
Volume:61
Number:10
Page Range:pp. 1501-1508
ISSN:0010-0765
E-ISSN:1212-6950
Publisher:Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1135/cccc19961501UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1053
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:06 Feb 2009 17:06
Last Modified:06 Feb 2009 16:06

Citation

Valterová, Irena; Svatoš, Aleš; Hovorka, Oldřich (1996) Analysis of the Labial Gland Secretion of the Cuckoo-Bumblebee (Psithyrus vestalis) Males and Synthesis of Abundant Geranylcitronellol. Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 61 (10). pp. 1501-1508. ISSN 0010-0765

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