Sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, contains an unusual cyclobutanoid monoterpene.

@article{Zhang2004SexPO,
  title={Sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, contains an unusual cyclobutanoid monoterpene.},
  author={Aijun Zhang and Divina M. Amalin and Shyam S. Shirali and Miguel Saiz Serrano and Rosa A. Franqui and James E. Oliver and Jerome Anthony Klun and Jeffrey R Aldrich and Dale E. Meyerdirk and Stephen L. Lapointe},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 26},
  pages={
          9601-6
        }
}
Two compounds that together constitute the female sex pheromone of the pink hibiscus mealybug (PHM), Maconellicoccus hirsutus, were isolated, identified, and synthesized. They are (R)-2-isopropenyl-5-methyl-4-hexenyl (S)-2-methylbutanoate [common name is (R)-lavandulyl (S)-2-methylbutanoate] and [(R)-2,2-dimethyl-3-(1-methylethylidene)cyclobutyl]methyl (S)-2-methylbutanoate [which we refer to as (R)-maconelliyl (S)-2-methylbutanoate]. Maconelliol is an unusual cyclobutanoid monoterpene, and its… CONTINUE READING
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