Bisabolene

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Bisabolenes
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α-Bisabolene
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β-Bisabolene
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β-Bisabolene
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γ-Bisabolene
Names
IUPAC names
(α): (E)-1-Methyl-4-(6-methylhepta-2,5-dien-2-yl)cyclohex-1-ene
(β): (S)-1-Methyl-4-(6-methylhepta-1,5-dien-2-yl)cyclohex-1-ene
(γ): (Z)-1-Methyl-4-(6-methylhept-5-en-2-ylidene)cyclohex-1-ene
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C15H24
Molar mass 204.36 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Bisabolenes are a group of closely related natural chemical compounds which are classified as sesquiterpenes. Bisabolenes are present in the essential oils of a wide variety of plants including cubeb, lemon and oregano. Various derivates also function as pheromones in different insects, such as stink bugs[1] and fruit flies.[2] It has also been observed to be produced by several fungi, though it's biological role in that group of organisms remains unclear.[3]

Uses[edit]

Bisabolenes are intermediates in the biosynthesis of many other natural chemical compounds,[4] including hernandulcin, a natural sweetener. β-Bisabolene has a balsamic odor[5] and is approved in Europe as a food additive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aldrich, J.R.; Numata, H.; Borges, M.; Bin, F.; Waite, G.K.; Lusby, W.R. (1993). "Artifacts and pheromone blends from Nezara spp. and other stink bug (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)". Zeitschrift für Naturforschung. 48C: 73–79. 
  2. ^ Lu, F.; Teal, P.E. (2001). "Sex pheromone components in oral secretions and crop of male Caribbean fruit flies, Anastrepha suspensa (Loew)". Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 48 (3): 144–154. doi:10.1002/arch.1067. 
  3. ^ Spakowicz, Daniel J.; Strobel, Scott A. (2015). "Biosynthesis of hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds by fungi: bioengineering potential". Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 99 (12): 4943–4951. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  4. ^ Bisabolene derived sesquiterpenoid biosynthesis Archived November 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ (−)-β-bisabolene, flavornet.org

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