Nonanal, also called nonanaldehyde, pelargonaldehyde or Aldehyde C-9, is an alkyl aldehyde. A colourless, oily liquid, nonanal is a component of perfumes. Although it occurs in several natural oils, it is produced commercially by hydroformylation of 1- octene. [2 ]
Mosquitoes [ edit ]
Nonanal has been identified as a compound that attracts
Culex mosquitoes. [3 ] Nonanal acts synergistically with [4 ] carbon dioxide. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
^ n-Nonaldehyde at chemicalland21.com
^ Christian Kohlpaintner, Markus Schulte, Jürgen Falbe, Peter Lappe, Jürgen Weber (2005), "Aldehydes, Aliphatic", , Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry doi: 10.1002/14356007.a01_321.pub2
^ UC Davis News & Information :: UC Davis Researchers Identify Dominant Chemical That Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans. News.ucdavis.edu (2009-10-26). Retrieved on 2011-01-03.
^ Syed, Z.; Leal, W. S. (2009). "Acute olfactory response of Culex mosquitoes to a human- and bird-derived attractant". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (44): 18803. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0906932106. PMC 2767364. PMID 19858490.
^ Scientists Identify Key Smell that Attracts Mosquitoes to Humans – US News and World Report. Usnews.com (2009-10-28). Retrieved on 2011-01-03.