Farnesylamine from the ant Monomorium fieldi Forel

T. H. Jones, D. A. Clark, B. E. Heterick, R. R. Snelling

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Abstract

(2E)- and (2Z)-Farnesylamine were detected in the extracts of the myrmicine ant Monomorium fieldi Forel from Australia. Their structures were established by direct comparison with synthetic (2E)- and (2Z)-farnesylamine. This finding of a sesquiterpene is unique in a genus known to produce unbranched fatty acid derived alkaloids and amines. Additionally, while farnesylamine has not been reported from natural sources, the synthetic material has been shown to have a variety of biological activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-326
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Natural Products
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pharmacology

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Jones, T. H., Clark, D. A., Heterick, B. E., & Snelling, R. R. (2003). Farnesylamine from the ant Monomorium fieldi Forel. Journal of Natural Products, 66(3), 325-326. https://doi.org/10.1021/np020558f