Callosobruchusic Acid

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MedKoo CAT#: 464010

CAS#: 87172-91-6

Description: Callosobruchusic acid is an insect pheromone and monoterpene that has been found as a component of the copulation release pheromone erectin in azuki bean weevils. It induces copulation release activity in male azuki bean weevils.

Chemical Structure

Callosobruchusic Acid
CAS# 87172-91-6

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 464010
Name: Callosobruchusic Acid
CAS#: 87172-91-6
Chemical Formula: C10H16O4
Exact Mass: 200.1049
Molecular Weight: 200.234
Elemental Analysis: C, 59.98; H, 8.05; O, 31.96

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Synonym: Callosobruchusic Acid; R-(–)-Callosobruchusic Acid; R (–)-Callosobruchusic Acid; R-(–) Callosobruchusic Acid; R (–) Callosobruchusic Acid;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R,E)-3,7-dimethyloct-2-enedioic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C10H16O4/c1-7(6-9(11)12)4-3-5-8(2)10(13)14/h6,8H,3-5H2,1-2H3,(H,11,12)(H,13,14)/b7-6+/t8-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: OC(/C=C(CCC[C@H](C(O)=O)C)\C)=O

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >95% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 200.234 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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1: Shimomura K, Akasaka K, Yajima A, Mimura T, Yajima S, Ohsawa K. Contact sex pheromone components of the seed beetle, Callosobruchus analis (F.). J Chem Ecol. 2010 Sep;36(9):955-65. doi: 10.1007/s10886-010-9841-z. Epub 2010 Aug 10. PMID: 20697783.

2: Yajima A, Akasaka K, Yamamoto M, Ohmori S, Nukada T, Yabuta G. Direct determination of the stereoisomeric composition of callosobruchusic acid, the copulation release pheromone of the azuki bean weevil, Callosobruchus chinensis L., by the 2D-Ohrui-Akasaka method. J Chem Ecol. 2007 Jul;33(7):1328-35. doi: 10.1007/s10886-007-9311-4. PMID: 17516029.

3: Abo M, Mori K. Synthesis of (R)-Callosobruchusic Acid from Methyl (R)-3-Carboxybutanoate. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 1993 Jan;57(2):265-7. doi: 10.1271/bbb.57.265. PMID: 27314780.