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Biosynthesis of 6 methylhept 5 en 2 one in the australian meat ant iridomyrmex purpureus

Kim, J.H.; Toia, R.F.

Journal of Natural Products 52(1): 63-66

1989


ISSN/ISBN: 0163-3864
DOI: 10.1021/np50061a007
Accession: 007062639

6-Methylhept-5-en-2-one, isolated from Iridomyrmex purpureus fed with N,N-dibenzylethylenediamine-di-DL-[2-14C]mevalonate, has been shown to contain radiolabel. The distribution of label, as determined by chemical degradation, supports the hypothesis that the compound is a degraded terpenoid arising via the isoprenoid pathway.

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