7(Z)-Pentacosene is an unsaturated cuticular hydrocarbon that acts as a contact sex pheromone in fruit flies. In different species and genotypes of Drosophila, it can be found on both males and females.{16828,17569,17568} Pentacosene may stimulate copulation either by itself at high concentrations{16279} or when combined with other alkenes. Interestingly, the absolute level of pentacosene increases in Drosophila females immediately after copulation.{17568,16828}
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Size
50 mg
CAS number
63623-49-4
Supplier
Cayman Chemical
Shipping & storage
Shipping condition
Dry Ice
Storage temperature
-20°C