sirenin

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

siren +‎ -in?

NounEdit

sirenin ‎(uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) A sexual attraction pheromone in some fungi of the genus Allomyces.
    Aldrichimica Acta Volume 30 No 4 (pdf) from Sigma-Aldrich
    One notable early example was reported by Corey and involved an intramolecular cyclopropanation that was used in the synthesis of sirenin and has since been achieved asymmetrically using a chiral copper catalyst.