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Table 1 Compounds present in the odour blend which was tested in experimental room trapping experiment.

From: Cultured skin microbiota attracts malaria mosquitoes

Compound (dilutions in H2 O) Release rates μg/h Supplier Purity LDPE thickness
1-butanol 168 Sigma >99% 0.10 mm
2,3-butanedione (1:1000) 48 Fluka >99% 0.10 mm
2-methyl-1-butanol 545 Sigma >99% 0.03 mm
2-methylbutanal (1:1000) 31 Sigma 95% 0.10 mm
2-methylbutanoic acid (1:1000) 39 Sigma 98% 0.10 mm
3-hydroxy-2-butanone(solid) 32 Sigma ≥ 97% 0.03 mm
3-methyl-1-butanol 431 Fluka ≥ 99.8% 0.10 mm
3-methylbutanal (1:1000) 29 Fluka ≥ 98% 0.10 mm
3-methylbutanoic acid (1:1000) 34 Sigma 99% 0.10 mm
Benzeneethanol 261 Fluka ≥ 99% 0.05 mm
distilled water 0.10 mm 31    0.10 mm
distilled water 0.05 mm 131    0.05 mm
distilled water 0.03 mm 186    0.03 mm
  1. Each compound was released from a separate LDPE sachet. The thickness of the sachets determined the release rates (μg/h), which was measured by weighting the LDPE sachets before and after the experiment.