Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 543–555 | Cite as

Primate chemical communication, part III Synthesis of the major volatile constituents of the marmoset (Saguinus fuscicollis) scent mark

  • Norman F. Golob
  • Ronald G. Yarger
  • Amos B. SmithIII


This paper presents the stereospecific synthesis of the long-chain butyrate esters (15 in number) which in addition to squalene comprise the major volatile constituents of the scent mark of the marmoset monkey,Saguinus fuscicollis.

Key words

primate chemical communication marmoset monkeys butyrates synthesis Sanguinus fuscicollis 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman F. Golob
    • 1
  • Ronald G. Yarger
    • 1
  • Amos B. SmithIII
    • 1
  1. 1.Monell Chemical Senses Center and Department of ChemistryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia

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