Iridomyrmecin

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Iridomyrmecin
Iridomyrmecin.svg
Names
IUPAC name
(4S,4aS,7S,7aR)-4,7-dimethylhexahydrocyclopenta[c]pyran-3(1H)-one
Other names
Iridomyrmexin
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
Properties
C10H16O2
Molar mass 168.24 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

Iridomyrmecin is a defensive chemical, classified as an iridoid, isolated from ants of the genus Iridomyrmex.[1] Iridomyrmecin is also found in a variety of plants including Actinidia polygama.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Cavill, G. W. K.; Ford, D. L.; Locksley, H. D. (1956). "The chemistry of ants. I. Terpenoid constituents of some Australian Iridomyrmex species". Australian Journal of Chemistry. 9 (2): 288–293. doi:10.1071/CH9560288. 
  2. ^ Sakan, Takeo; Isoe, Sachihiko; Hyeon, Suong Be; Katsumura, Ryuichi; Maeda, Takashi; Wolinsky, Joseph; Dickerson, Dorsey; Slabaugh, Michael; Nelson, David (1965). "Exact nature of matatabilactone and the terpenes of Nepeta cataria". Tetrahedron Letters. 46: 4097–4102. doi:10.1016/s0040-4039(01)99572-3.