American Cockroach Sex Attractant

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Science  12 Feb 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3659, pp. 748-749
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3659.748


The structure (2,2-dimethyl-3-isopropylidenecyclopropyl propionate) previously assigned to the sex attractant of the American cockroach has now been shown by additional physical and chemical data and biological inactivity of the synthetic preparation to be incorrect. The structure of this attractant remains to be determined.

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