Isolation and Identification of the Sex Attractant of the American Cockroach

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Science  04 Jan 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3549, pp. 48-49
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3549.48


The highly potent sex attractant of the female American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (L.), has been isolated in pure form and identified as 2,2-dimethyl-3-isopropylidene-cyclopropyl propionate. The hydrogenated form of the attractant has been synthesized.