Synonyms: (E,Z)-10,12-Hexadecadien-1-ol, bombycol
Bombykol is an alifatic alcohol with two double bonds. Bombykol is produced by the female silk moth and acts as a pheromone to attract the males. When the males senses the pheromone they are stimulated in their search for the female by flying up-wind to find the female.
MW= 238,41 g/mol; bruttoformula: C16H30O; log Ko/w 6,1: CAS-number: 765-17-3
3D Structure of bombykol