Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 948-955

Lipidic compounds from the extract of the springtail Tetrodontophora bielanensis (WAGA)

Karel Stránský, Antonín Trka, Miloš Buděšínský and Milan Streibl

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6


Surface and internal lipidic compounds from the springtail Tetrodontophora bielanensis (WAGA) were investigated. Using chromatographic and spectroscopic methods the following compounds were detected: n-alkanes (C15 - C35), lycopane (C40H82), olefin C40H80, seven groups of esters (including sterol esters), secondary alcohol C40H82O, triacyl glycerols, free saturated and unsaturated fatty acids (C12 - C22) and free sterols (cholesterol and desmosterol).