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Structural analysis of a potent seed germination stimulant

Flematti, G.R., Ghisalberti, E.L., Dixon, K.W., Trengove, R.D., Skelton, B.W. and White, A.H. (2005) Structural analysis of a potent seed germination stimulant. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 58 (7). p. 505.

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A single-crystal x-ray crystallographic study of a seed germination stimulant isolated from plant-derived smoke was presented. The stimulant, 3-methyl-3H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one, crystallized in monoclinic space group, with one molecule devoid of crystallographic symmetry comprising the asymmetric unit of the structure. The stimulant stimulates germination at levels as allow as 1 ppb in smoke-responsive species. The distances within the six-membered ring are symmetrical with the double bonds highly localized.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering Science
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
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