Monocrotaline N-oxide is an adequate precursor for the production of the courtship pheromone hydroxydanaidal, it is a phagostimulant for larvae and it stimulates the growth and development of adult male androconial organs called coremata.Monocrotaline N-oxide fed to larvae also affects the courtship behavior of adult males.
Sinigrin has antimicrobial activity. Sinigrin also exerts important anti-proliferative activities in carcinogen-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in rats.
Phenylacetaldehyde is a oviposition inhibitor for the Pink Bollworm, it can attract Moths to bladder flower and to blacklight traps. Phenylacetaldehyde and carbon monoxide as effective additives for the selective hydrogenation of cyclooctadienes to cyclooctene over palladium catalysts.