Synthesis of optically active forms of (E)-6-isopropyl-3,9-dimethyl-5,8-decadienyl acetate, the pheromone of the yellow scale

Kenji Mori, Shigefumi Kuwahara

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Abstract

Highly optically pure enantiomers of (E)-6-isopropyl-3,9-dimethyl-5,8-decadienyl acetate, the sex pheromone of the yellow scale (Aniodiella citrina), were stereoselectively from synthesized from(R)-(+)-citronellic acid. Only the (s)-enantiomer was bioactive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-525
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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