Alkaloid from Fire Ant Venom: Identification and Synthesis

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Science  15 May 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3933, pp. 840-841
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3933.840


An alkaloid, trans-2-methyl-6-n-undecylpiperidine (solenopsin A), has been isolated from the venom of the fire ant Solenopsis saevissima. The structure has been confirmed by an unambiguous synthesis.

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