Synthesis of both enantiomers of 15-hexadecanolide, a sex pheromone component of the stink bug, piezodoru

Shigefumi Kuwahara, Tomoko Tsuruta, Walter Soares Leal, Osamu Kodama

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Abstract

Both enantiomers of 15-hexadecanolide, a sex pheromone component of the stink bug (Piezodorus hybneri), were synthesized by using the Yamaguchi or Mitsunobu macrolactonization reaction of (R)-15-hydroxyhexadecanoic acid prepared from ethyl (R)-β-hydroxybutyrate in 5 steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1261-1263
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1

Keywords

  • 15-hexadecanolide
  • Macrolactonization
  • Piezodorus hybneri
  • Sex pheromone
  • Stink bug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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