Chemistry of the coccoidea. VI† pigments of the lac insect austrotachardia acaciae (Hemiptera): Chemistry and crystal structure

Donald W. Cameron, Geoffrey I. Feutrill, Antonio F. Patti, Colin L. Raston, Warwick D. Raverty, Allan H. White

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Pigments of the Australian lacciferid, Austrotachardia acaciae Maskell, differ from those of Indian lac insects in that the major constituent is xantholaccaic acid B (9) rather than a mixture of laccaic acids. Its structure has been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction of a new hexamethyl derivative. Xantholaccaic acids have not previously been found in nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2651-2658
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1978
Externally publishedYes

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