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Absolute configuration of chiral terpenes in marking pheromones of bumblebees and cuckoo bumblebees
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2004 (English)In: Chirality, ISSN 0899-0042, E-ISSN 1520-636X, Vol. 16, no 4, 228-233 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The absolute configurations of citronellol, 2,3-dihydrofamesol, and 2,3-dihydrofarnesal in male marking pheromones of seven species of bumblebees and cuckoo bumblebees were determined by enantioselective gas chromatography on a capillary column coated with 60% heptakis(2,3-di-O-acetyl-6-O-TBDMS)-beta-cyclodextrin in polysiloxane PS 268. Pure (-)-S-enantiomers of all three terpenes were found in the labial glands of all investigated specimens of the following species: Bombus (Bombus) terrestris, B. (Bombus) lucorum, B. (Pyrobombus) pratorum, B. (Pyrobombus) pyrenaeus, B. (Pyrobombus) jonellus, B. (Pyrobombus) impatiens, and the cuckoo bumblebee B. (Ashtonipsithyrus) bohemicus. Within species, specimens were collected at different localities and in different years. Except for 2,3-dihydrofamesol in B. terrestris, this is the first report on the absolute configuration of terpenes in marking pheromones of bumblebees.

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2004. Vol. 16, no 4, 228-233 p.
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hymenoptera, Bombus, male marking pheromone, labial gland secretion, citronellol, 2, 3-dihydrofamesol, 2, 3-dihydrofamesal, enantiomeric purity, two-dimensional gas chromatography, monoterpene hydrocarbons, gas-chromatography, labial gland, enantiomeric composition, volatile compounds, carbonyl-compounds, males hymenoptera, receptor neurons, sex-pheromone, dufour gland
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23335DOI: 10.1002/chir.20017ISI: 000220854600004PubMedID: 15034905ScopusID: 2-s2.0-1842864092OAI: diva2:342033
QC 20100525 QC 20111020Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2011-10-25Bibliographically approved

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