Section 1
Chapter 746

Sex pheromones of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana

Talman, E.; Verwiel, P.E.J.; Ritter, F.J.; Persoons, C.J.

Israel Journal of Chemistry 17(3): 227-235


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-2148
DOI: 10.1002/ijch.197800040
Accession: 000745974

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Two sex pheromones, periplanone A and periplanone B, were isolated from Periplaneta americana (L.). The technique is described for collecting periplanone B from the alimentary tracts of virgin females. Periplanone A was extracted from the excreta. Mass spectral analysis of the pheromones and related compounds were performed, and the results are reported. Evidence is presented suggesting that periplanone A is in fact a degradation product of periplanone B.

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