Synthesis of (R, Z)-7, 15-hexadecadien-4-olide, the Sex Pheromone of the Yellowish Elongate Chafer (Heptophylla picea)

Shigefumi Kuwahara, Shiharu Hamade, Yukari Yoshinaga, Walter Soares Leal, Osamu Kodama

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Abstract

(R, Z)-7,15-Hexadecadien-4-olide, the sex pheromone of the yellowish elongate chafer (Heptophylla picea), was synthesized from l-malic acid in 15 steps. The synthetic pheromone was identical with the natural product in its MS, IR, GLC retention time, and biological activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1696-1698
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume61
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 7,15-hexadecadien-4-0lide
  • Heptophylla picea
  • Sex pheromone
  • Yellowish elongate chafer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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