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    Author(s): T.H. Jones; R.C. Flournoy; J.A. Torres; R.R. Snelling; R.R. Spande; H.M. Garraffo
    Date: 1999
    Source: Journal of Natural Products. 62(9):1343-1345
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: International Institute of Tropical Forestry
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    The cephalic extracts of the ant Anochetus kempfi were found to contain 2,5-dimethyl-3-isoamylpyrazine (1) and 3-methyl-4-phenylpyrrole (2). The structures of these compounds were established from their spectral data and by comparison with synthetic samples. This is the first report of a phenylpyrrole found in an insect and only the third report of a pyrrole from ants.

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    Jones, T.H.; Flournoy, R.C.; Torres, J.A.; Snelling, R.R.; Spande, R.R.; Garraffo, H.M. 1999. 3-Methyl-4-phenylpyrrole from the ants Anochetus kempfi and Anochetus mayri. Journal of Natural Products. 62(9):1343-1345.


    tropical ants, phenylpyrrole, chemical compounds, Anochetus spp.

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