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Three highly odorous metabolites from an actinomycete: 2-Isopropyl-3-methoxy-pyrazine, methylisoborneol, and geosmin

Abstract

The highly odorous metabolites isopropylmethoxypyrazine, methylisoborneol, and geosmin were identified from aStreptomyces sp. Their role in the odor pollution of water is discussed. 2-Isopropyl-3-methoxypyrazine has not been reported previously from actinomycetes.

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Gerber, N.N. Three highly odorous metabolites from an actinomycete: 2-Isopropyl-3-methoxy-pyrazine, methylisoborneol, and geosmin. J Chem Ecol 3, 475–482 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00988190

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Key words

  • Actinomycete
  • Streptomyces
  • 2-isopropyl-3-methoxy-pyrazine
  • methylisoborneol
  • geosmin
  • actinomycete odor
  • metabolite odor