A new stereoselective synthesis of (-)-periplanone-B

Shigefumi Kuwahara, Kenji Mori

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Optically pure (-)-periplanone-B, a sex pheromone component of the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), was synthesized from (S)-3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid in 18 steps. About 300 mg of the crystalline pheromone was obtained in 11% overall yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry

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