Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 341–347 | Cite as

Thietanes and dithiolanes from the anal gland of the stoat (Mustela erminea)

  • Douglas R. Crump


2-Propylthietane (1), 2-pentylthietane (3), and 3-propyl-1, 2-dithiolane (4) were identified as the sulfur-containing components of the male stoat anal gland secretion. Additional sulfur containing compounds identified in female stoat anal gland secretions were 2-ethylthietane (7) and 3-ethyl-1,2-dithiolane (8).

Key words

Stoat ermine Mustela erminea mustelid thietane dithiolane sulfur containing compounds anal gland secretion 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas R. Crump
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DivisionDSIRPetoneNew Zealand

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