Mammalian pheromone studies, IV*. Terpenoid Compounds and Hydroxy Esters from the Dorsal Gland of the Springbok, Antidorcas marsupialis

B. V. Burger 1 , Maritha le Roux 1 , H. S. C. Spies 1 , Verona Truter 1  and R. C. Bigalke 2
  • 1 Department of Chemistry, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • 2 Department of Nature Conservation, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Acyclic terpenoid compounds, aldehydes, ketones, hydroxy esters, and dimethyl sulphone were identified in the dorsal exudate of the antelope Antidorcas marsupialis. The novel diterpenes α- and β-springene, found in this exudate, were synthesised from famesyl acetone

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A Journal of Biosciences: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C (ZNC) is an international scientific journal for the emerging field of natural and natural-like products. ZNC publishes original research on the isolation, bio-chemical synthesis and bioactivities of natural products, their biochemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology, and biological activity and innovative developed computational methods for predicting their structure and/or function.

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