Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1990, 55, 1580-1585

(8Z)-1(15),8(9)-Trinervitadien-3α-ol from Nasutitermes nigriceps termites. The revised structure for a deffense compound of Trinervitermes gratiosus termites

Irena Valterováa, Miloš Buděšínskýa, Jan Vrkoča and Glenn D. Prestwichb

a Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6, Czechoslovakia
b Department of Chemistry, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 11794 New York, U.S.A.


The structure of (8Z)-1(15),8(9)-trinervitadien-3α-ol (IIa) was established by a detailed analysis of its NMR spectra for a trinervitane derived alcohol isolated from the species Nasutitermes nigriceps. The previously suggested structure I for the same compound isolated from Trinervitermes gratiosus is now revised.