CAS No.33044-91-6 myrmicacin

myrmicacin

Identification
Name myrmicacin
CAS Registry Number 33044-91-6
Synonyms myrmicacin
Molecular Structure myrmicacin   33044-91-6
Molecular Formula C10H20O3
Molecular Weight

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Myrmicacin
3-hydroxydecanoic acid.svg
Names
Other names
3-Hydroxydecanoic acid; β-Hydroxydecanoic acid; beta-Hydroxydecanoic acid
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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ChEBI
  • CHEBI:84254 YesY
ChemSpider
  • 132983
IUPHAR/BPS
  • 5848
MeSH C017552
PubChem CID
  • 26612
Properties
Chemical formula
C10H20O3
Molar mass 188.27 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Myrmicacin (3-hydroxydecanoic acid) is a chemical compound of the β-hydroxycarboxylic acid class. It is named after the South American leaf-cutter ants (Myrmicinae) in which it was first discovered,[1] but is also found in royal jelly.[2] Myrmicacin is believed to act as a herbicide which prevents seeds collected by the ants from germinating within the nest.[1]