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Nitropentadecene

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Formula  C15H29NO2
Molar mass  255.396 g/mol

Nitropentadecene, or more precisely (E)-1-nitropentadec-1-ene, is a highly toxic unsaturated nitroalkene, the only aliphatic nitro compound known to be synthesized by insects. It is produced by termite soldiers of Prorhinotermes genus (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae) as a defensive chemical. Nitropentadecene is biosynthesized and stored in one of the exocrine glands, a frontal gland, of termite soldiers, and it is released upon attack of enemy.

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