An Expedient Synthesis of the Sugarcane Borer Pheromone Components

  • Ayalur S. Subbaraman, Sethuram Mithran
  • Published 1998


A practical synthesis of the title compounds has been developed. The salient features of the synthesis were i) use of easily accessible starting materials viz. aleuritic acid, 10-undecenoic acid, cyclohexanone etc. and ii) fixation of the required olefinic geometry via Wittig and acetylenic routes. 


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