Overview

  • Product name

    Cuelure, male insect attractant
  • Description

    Potent male insect attractant
  • Biological description

    Potent male insect attractant. Analog of female Dacus cucurbitae melon fly pheromone. Ligand for the insect olfactory receptor complex. Shows more potent male attractant effects than the endogenous chemical in vivo.
  • Purity

    > 97%
  • CAS Number

    3572-06-3
  • Chemical structure

    Chemical Structure

Properties

  • Chemical name

    [4-(3-Oxobutyl)phenyl] acetate
  • Molecular weight

    206.24
  • Molecular formula

    C12H14O3
  • PubChem identifier

    19137
  • Storage instructions

    Store at Room Temperature. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview

    Soluble in ethanol
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • SMILES

    CC(=O)CCC1=CC=C(C=C1)OC(=O)C
  • Source

    Synthetic

  • Research areas

References

This product has been referenced in:

  • Sato K & Touhara K Insect olfaction: receptors, signal transduction, and behavior. Results Probl Cell Differ 47:121-38 (2009). Read more (PubMed: 19083129) »
  • Jang EB  et al. Field captures of wild melon fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) with an improved male attractant, raspberry ketone formate. J Econ Entomol 100:1124-8 (2007). Read more (PubMed: 17849860) »
  • Dhillon MK  et al. The melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae: a review of its biology and management. J Insect Sci 5:40 (2005). Read more (PubMed: 17119622) »
  • Vargas RI  et al. Methyl eugenol and cue-lure traps for suppression of male oriental fruit flies and melon flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii: effects of lure mixtures and weathering. J Econ Entomol 93:81-7 (2000). Read more (PubMed: 14658515) »

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