Characterization and synthesis of waxes from homopterous insects


Wax (mp 102–103 °C) taken from the cochineal insectDactylopius confusus was saponified to give 11-oxotriacontanoic acid (1) and 15-oxotetratriacontanol (3) in good yields. The structure of these hydrolysis products follows most directly from examination of the mass spectra of the corresponding methyl ester (2) and acetate (4). These spectra are dominated by… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00987875


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