Sex pheromone of the oak leaf roller: a complex chemical messenger system identified by mass fragmentography

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Science  31 Jan 1975:
Vol. 187, Issue 4174, pp. 355-357
DOI: 10.1126/science.1111108


The sex pheromone of the oak leaf roller, Archips semiferanus Walker, is composed of a complex mixture of chemical signals. The attractant component of the pheromone contains a series of tetradecenyl acetates having double bonds in positions 2 to 12. Mass fragmentography of the ozonolysis products of the attractant component was used to locate the double bonds in the various isomer.