Farnesylamine from the ant Monomorium fieldi Forel

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

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(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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Organic Chemistry


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