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Volatile and odorous compounds from the bryozoan Biflustra perfragilis


Blackman, AJ and Davies, NW and Ralph, CE, Volatile and odorous compounds from the bryozoan Biflustra perfragilis, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 20, (4) pp. 339-342. ISSN 0305-1978 (1992) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1992 Pergamon Press Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/0305-1978(92)90046-G


Volatile components of the malodorous bryozoan Biflustra perfragilis were investigated by GC-MS and the foul smell established as being due to dimethyl disulphide, dimethyl sulphide and methanethiol. Methanol, dichloromethane and chloromethane were also shown to be present. The relative proportions of these compounds were found to vary at different collection sites and over the three-day period of analysis. The probable source of these compounds is also discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Biflustra perfragilis, Bryozoan, dimethyl disulphide, methanol, dichloromethane, dimethyl sulphide, chloromethane, methanethiol, odour
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Blackman, AJ (Dr Adrian Blackman)
UTAS Author:Davies, NW (Associate Professor Noel Davies)
UTAS Author:Ralph, CE (Mr Craig Ralph)
ID Code:102212
Year Published:1992
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Central Science Laboratory
Deposited On:2015-08-04
Last Modified:2016-02-03

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