Simple Synthesis of 5,9-Dimethylated Long-Chain Alkanes, the Sex Pheromones of Leaf Miner Moths

@article{Liang2000SimpleSO,
  title={Simple Synthesis of 5,9-Dimethylated Long-Chain Alkanes, the Sex Pheromones of Leaf Miner Moths},
  author={T. Liang and S. Kuwahara and M. Hasegawa and O. Kodama},
  journal={Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={64},
  pages={2474 - 2477}
}
  • T. Liang, S. Kuwahara, +1 author O. Kodama
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
  • Each stereoisomeric mixture of 5,9-dimethylpentadecane and 5,9-dimethylhexadecane, the major and the minor sex pheromone components of Perileucoptera coffeella, respectively, was synthesized in about 25% overall yield through 6 steps from β-citronellol. 5,9-Dimethylheptadecane, the major sex pheromone component of Leucoptera malifoliella, was also synthesized analogously as a stereoisomeric mixture in a 22% overall yield. 
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