BOMBYKOL - (765-17-3)

Introduction

Name: bombykol; (10E,12Z)-hexadeca-10,12-dien-1-ol
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 765-17-3
Chemical Formula: C16H30O
Molar Mass: 238.4088 g
Mass Percent: C 80.605 %; H 12.683 %; O 6.7109 % 
Isomers:  (10E,12Z)-10,12-hexadecadien-1-ol  •  cis-11-hexadecenal

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "A male silkworm moth's antennae can detect a single molecule of bombykol, a pheromone released by a female ready to mate" 1

Bonding

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Everts, Sarah. The Truth About Pheromones. Smithsonian, March 2012, p 24.