n-Tridecane and trans-2-Heptenal in Scent Gland of the Rice Stink Bug Oebalus pugnax (F.)

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Science  18 Nov 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3438, pp. 1480-1481
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3438.1480


The scent-gland secretion of the rice stink bug Oebalus pugnax (F.) is composed of a liquid two-phase system. The saturated hydrocarbon n-tridecane accounts for 60 percent of the secretion. In the other phase, the major organoleptic compound is the trans form of 2-heptenal.