Simple synthesis of 5,9-dimethylated long-chain alkanes, the sex pheromones of leaf miner moths

Ting Liang, Shigefumi Kuwahara, Morifumi Hasegawa, Osamu Kodama

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Abstract

Each stereoisomeric mixture of 5,9-dimethylpentadecane and 5,9-dimethylhexadecane, the major and the minor sex pheromone components of Perileucoptera coffeella, respectively, was synthesized in about 25% overall yield through 6 steps from β-citronellol. 5,9-Dimethylheptadecane, the major sex pheromone component of Leucoptera malifoliella, was also synthesized analogously as a stereoisomeric mixture in a 22% overall yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2474-2477
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume64
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

Keywords

  • 5,9-dimethylheptadecane
  • 5,9-dimethylhexadecane
  • 5,9-dimethylpentadecane
  • Perileucoptera coffeella
  • Sex pheromone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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