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Title: Hexalure
CAS Registry Number: 23192-42-9
CAS Name: (Z)-7-Hexadecen-1-ol acetate
Additional Names: cis-7-hexadecenyl acetate; cis-1-acetoxy-7-hexadecene; hexalene
Molecular Formula: C18H34O2
Molecular Weight: 282.46
Percent Composition: C 76.54%, H 12.13%, O 11.33%
Literature References: Synthetic sex pheromone for pink bollworm moths, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders). Discovery and prepn: N. Green et al., Experientia 25, 682 (1969); N. Green, J. C. Keller, DE 1960155; eidem, US 3586712 (1970, 1971 both to U.S. Sec. Agric.). Field trials: J. C. Keller et al., J. Econ. Entomol. 62, 1520 (1969). Acute toxicity study: M. Beroza et al., Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 31, 421 (1975). See also Gossyplure, Propylure.
Properties: Clear oily liquid, bp0.001 100-104°. nD25 1.4484. Insol in water. Sol in hexane, ether, acetone, benzene. LD50 in rats (mg/kg): >34600 orally; in rabbits (mg/kg): >2025 dermally (Beroza).
Boiling point: bp0.001 100-104°
Index of refraction: nD25 1.4484
Toxicity data: LD50 in rats (mg/kg): >34600 orally; in rabbits (mg/kg): >2025 dermally (Beroza)
Use: Insect attractant.

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