3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||234.29 g/mol|
|Melting point||0 °C (32 °F; 273 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Gyrinal is an organic chemical compound - an unsaturated ketoaldehyde - with the formula C14H18O3, obtained from the whirligig beetle (the water boatman, Gyrinus natator). It is a powerful antiseptic and fish and mammal toxin, and thus used as a defensive compound. Typically the beetles contain approx. 80 microgram of the compound. The LD50 of the compound is approx. 45 mg/kg in mice.
- Schildknecht, H. (1976). "Chemical Ecology - A Chapter of Modern Natural Products Chemistry". Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English. 15 (4): 214–222. doi:10.1002/anie.197602141.