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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry