Enantiomer and conformer recognition of (+) and (-)-disparlure and their analogs by the pheromone binding proteins of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar.

Abstract

Adult female gypsy moths produce a sex pheromone (+)-(7R,8S)-2-methyl-7,8-epoxyoctadecane, (+)-disparlure, to attract male gypsy moths. To better understand the recognition of (+)-disparlure by the male's olfactory system, we synthesized racemic and enantiopure oxa and thia analogs of (+)-disparlure (ee>98%). Ab initio calculations of the conformeric… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bmc.2013.01.043

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