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Title: Oxygenated Derivatives of Hydrocarbons

item Buckner, James

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/21/2009
Publication Date: 3/1/2010
Citation: Buckner, J.S. 2010. Oxygenated Derivatives of Hydrocarbons. In: Blomquist, G.J., Bagneres, A.G., editors. Insect Hydrocarbons: Biology, Biochemistry and Chemical Ecology. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 187-203.

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Technical Abstract: For the book entitled “Insect Hydrocarbons: Biology, Biochemistry and Chemical Ecology”, this chapter presents a comprehensive review of the occurrence, structure and function of oxygenated derivatives of hydrocarbons. The book chapter focuses on the occurrence, structural identification and function of those hydrocarbons that possess one or more oxygenated functional groups that include: ethers, epoxides, ketones, secondary alcohols, and their esters. These lipid classes represent hydrocarbon derivatives in which oxygen was biosynthetically introduced onto a non-terminal carbon(s) of long-chain hydrocarbons. Other lipid classes included in this review are long-chain methyl-branched primary alcohols and those wax esters with either ketone groups or methyl branches on their acid and/or alcohol moieties. This review does not include those oxygenated insect lipids not derived from pre-formed hydrocarbon constituents: long-carbon chain fatty acids, primary alcohols, aldehydes, wax esters (esters of long chain alcohols and long chain acids), sterols, sterol esters, and mono-, di- and triacylglycerols.