Experientia

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 466–467 | Cite as

Giffordene, 2Z, 4Z, 6E, 8Z-undecatetraene, is the odoriferous principle of the marine brown algaGiffordia mitchellae

  • W. Boland
  • L. Jaenicke
  • D. G. Müller
  • G. Gassmann
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Summary

Giffordene, 2Z, 4Z, 6E, 8Z-undecatetraene, and five stereoisomers are new odoriferous C11H16-hydrocarbons from the marine brown algaGiffordia mitchellae. Their isolation and identification is described.

Key words

Giffordene 2,4,6,8-undecatetraenes 1,3,5-undecatrienes Giffordia mitchellae chemotaxis 1,7-sigmatropic hydrogen shift biosynthesis of giffordene 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Boland
    • 1
  • L. Jaenicke
    • 1
  • D. G. Müller
    • 2
  • G. Gassmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für BiochemieUniversität KölnKöln 1(Federal Republic of Germany)
  2. 2.Fakultät für BiologieUniversität KonstanzKonstanz(Federal Republic of Germany)
  3. 3.Biologische Anstalt HelgolandHamburg(Federal Republic of Germany)

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