Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Back Cover: Volatile Amphibian Pheromones: Macrolides from Mantellid Frogs from Madagascar (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 9/2012)
Volatile pheromones in frogs have been detected for the first time in the family Mantellidae from Madagascar. Previously only water-soluble pheromones had been found in amphibians. In their Communication on page 2187 ff., S. Schulz and co-workers show that the femoral ducts of the male frogs contain macrolides and secondary alcohols. These compounds, including structures such as gephyromantolid A, were identified and synthesized.