3D model (Jmol)
|Molar mass||180.24 g/mol|
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Dihydroactinidiolide is a volatile terpene. It has a sweet, tea-like odor and is used as a fragrance. Dihydroactinidiolide occurs naturally in black tea, fenugreek, fire ants, mangos, silver vine (Actinidia polygama), and tobacco. It has also been prepared synthetically.
As with nepetalactone, found in catnip, dihydroactinidiolide is a cat attractant. Cultivators of silver vine (which contains another such chemical, actinidine, which is also a cat attractant) sometimes find their plants destroyed by enthusiastic cats.
- S. Yao, M. Johannsen, R.G. Hazell, K.A. Jorgensen, J. Org. Chem., 63, 118-121.
- Pherobase listing for dihydroactinidiolide
- Rocca, J.R. Tumlinson, J.H., Glancey, B.M., Lofgren, C.S., Tetrahedron Lett., 1983, 24, 1889.