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Issue 30, 2020
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Inclusion and release of ant alarm pheromones from metal–organic frameworks

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Abstract

Zinc(II) and zirconium(IV) metal–organic frameworks show uptake and slow release of the ant alarm pheromones 3-octanone and 4-methyl-3-heptanone. Inclusion of N-propyl groups on the MOFs allows for enhanced uptake and release over several months. In preliminary field trials, leaf cutting ants show normal behavioural responses to the released pheromones.

Graphical abstract: Inclusion and release of ant alarm pheromones from metal–organic frameworks

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Submitted
08 Jun 2020
Accepted
08 Jul 2020
First published
21 Jul 2020

This article is Open Access

Dalton Trans., 2020,49, 10334-10338
Article type
Communication

Inclusion and release of ant alarm pheromones from metal–organic frameworks

H. Amer Hamzah, D. Rixson, J. Paul-Taylor, H. V. Doan, C. Dadswell, G. W. Roffe, A. Sridhar, C. L. Hobday, C. Wedd, T. Düren, W. O. H. Hughes, J. Spencer and A. D. Burrows, Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 10334
DOI: 10.1039/D0DT02047H

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