Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 10, Issue 10, pp 1435–1451 | Cite as

Synthesis of highly active juvenile hormone analogs, juvocimene I and II, from the oil of sweet basil,Ocimum basilicum L.

  • Ritsuo Nishida
  • William S. Bowers
  • Philip H. Evans


Juvocimene I and II are potent juvenile hormone mimics isolated from the essential oil of sweet basil,Ocimum basilicum L. The structures given by the formula I and II have been confirmed by synthesis withtrans-β-ocimene andp-methoxycinnamyl chloride. Biological activity of the natural and synthetic juvocimenes was found to be identical.

Key words

Juvenile hormone analog Juvocimene sweet basil Ocimum basilicum milkweed bug Oncopeltus fasciatus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ritsuo Nishida
    • 1
  • William S. Bowers
    • 1
  • Philip H. Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyNew York State Agricultural Experiment Station Cornell UniversityGeneva

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