Inclusion and release of ant alarm pheromones from metal–organic frameworks

Amer Hamzah, Harina, Rixson, Daniel, Paul-Taylor, Joseph, Doan, Huan V, Dadswell, Christopher, Roffe, Gavin W, Sridhar, Arun, Hobday, Claire L, Wedd, Charlie, Düren, Tina, Hughes, William O H, Spencer, John and Burrows, Andrew D (2020) Inclusion and release of ant alarm pheromones from metal–organic frameworks. Dalton Transactions. ISSN 1477-9226

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Zinc(II) and zirconium(IV) metal–organic frameworks show uptake and slow release of the ant alarm pheromones 3-octanone and 4-methyl-3-heptanone. Inclusion of N-propyl groups on the MOFs allows for enhanced uptake and release over several months. In preliminary field trials, leaf cutting ants show normal behavioural responses to the released pheromones.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD0241 Organic chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD0901 Crystallography
Depositing User: John Spencer
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2020 10:44
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 10:44

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