Prediction of release ratios of multicomponent pheromones from rubber septa

R. R. Heath, P. E.A. Teal, James Homer Tumlinson, III, L. J. Mengelkoch

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Abstract

A method has been developed to predict the release ratio of the components of blends of alcohols, acetates, and/or aldehydes from rubber septa. The calculations of predicted release ratios are based on the relative vapor pressures of the components. The relative vapor pressures of the compounds were calculated from their retention indices on a liquid crystal capillary gas chromatographie column. The correlation between the theoretically predicted and experimentally determined ratios was very good. Thus, formulations can be prepared that will release a desired ratio of the components of a multicomponent pheromone blend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2133-2143
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biochemistry

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