Defensive substances from the frontal gland secretion of Nasutitermes nigriceps termite soldiers

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Title:Defensive substances from the frontal gland secretion of Nasutitermes nigriceps termite soldiers
Creators:
Valterová, Irena
Buděšínský, Miloš
Vrkoč, Jan
Journal or Publication Title:
Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 56, 12, pp. 2969-2977

Abstract

The components of the defence secretion of the soldiers of <i>Nasutiterms nigriceps</i> termite species (<i>Isoptera: Termitidae: Nasutitermitinae</i>) have been identified. In the volatile fraction the following components were found: α- and β-pinene, camphene, myrcene, α-terpinene, <i>p</i>-cymene, limonene and terpinolene. Ten diterpenic compounds (<i>I - X</i>), mostly derivatives of the tricyclic trinervitane, were found in the non-volatile fraction. The structure of the so far undescribed 1(15),8(19)-trinervitadiene-2β,3α,14α-triol triacetate (<i>X</i>) was determined on the basis of its mass and infrared spectra and a detailed analysis of <sup>1</sup>H and <sup>13</sup>C NMR spectra. Considerable differences were found in the composition of the non-volatile fraction of the secretion of the species of termites studied from various localities.

Title:Defensive substances from the frontal gland secretion of Nasutitermes nigriceps termite soldiers
Creators:
Valterová, Irena
Buděšínský, Miloš
Vrkoč, Jan
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:56
Number:12
Page Range:pp. 2969-2977
ISSN:0010-0765
E-ISSN:1212-6950
Publisher:Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Related URLs:
URLURL Type
http://dx.doi.org/10.1135/cccc19912969UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:5202
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:22 Feb 2010 11:32
Last Modified:22 Feb 2010 10:33

Citation

Valterová, Irena; Buděšínský, Miloš; Vrkoč, Jan (1991) Defensive substances from the frontal gland secretion of Nasutitermes nigriceps termite soldiers. Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 56 (12). pp. 2969-2977. ISSN 0010-0765

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