Fire Ant Venom: Synthesis of a Reported Component of Solenamine

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Science  30 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3783, pp. 1759-1760
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3783.1759


2-Methyl-3-hexadecylpyrrolidine was synthesized. It has hemolytic activity as has solenamine, but it apparently does not have the insecticidal activity of the fire ant venom. As judged by gas chromatography, the structure is not a component of solenamine.