Bombykol
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Bombykol
Bombykol
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Names
IUPAC name
(10E,12Z)-hexadeca-10,12-dien-1-ol
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
Properties
C16H30O
Molar mass 238.42 g·mol-1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Bombykol is a pheromone released by the female silkworm moth to attract mates. It is also the sex pheromone in the wild silk moth (Bombyx mandarina).[1][2] Discovered by Adolf Butenandt in 1959, it was the first pheromone to be characterized chemically.[3] Minute quantities of this pheromone can be used per acre of land to confuse male insects about the location of their female partners, it can thus serve as a lure in traps to effectively remove insects without spraying crops with large amounts of pesticides. Butenandt named the substance after the moth's Latin name Bombyx mori.[4]

In vivo it appears that bombykol is the natural ligand for a pheromone binding protein, BmorPBP, which escorts the pheromone to the pheromone receptor.[5]

References

  1. ^ Kuwahara, Yasumasa (1984). "Flight Time of Bombyx mandarina Males to a Pheromone Trap Baited with Bombykol". Applied Entomology and Zoology. 19 (3): 400-401. doi:10.1303/aez.19.400. 
  2. ^ Kuwahara, Yasumasa; Mori, Naoki; Yamada, Shigeki; Nemoto, Tadashi (1984). "Evaluation of Bombykol as the Sex Pheromone of Bombyx mandarina(Lepidoptera : Bombycidae)". Applied Entomology and Zoology. 19 (2): 265-267. doi:10.1303/aez.19.265. 
  3. ^ Butenandt, A.; Beckamnn, R.; Hecker, E. (1961). "Über den Sexuallockstoff des Seidenspinners .1. Der biologische Test und die Isolierung des reinen Sexuallockstoffes Bombykol". Hoppe-Seyler's Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie. 324: 71. doi:10.1515/bchm2.1961.324.1.71. 
  4. ^ "Molecule of the Week". American Chemical Society. 2004. Archived from the original on August 7, 2004. Retrieved 2013. 
  5. ^ Leal, Walter S. (2005). "Pheromone Reception". In Schulz, Stefan. The Chemistry of Pheromones and Other Semiochemicals II. Springer. ISBN 9783540213086. Retrieved 2013. 

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