Synthesis and use of stereospecifically deuterated analogues of palmitic Acid to investigate the stereochemical course of the delta11 desaturase of the processionary moth.

@article{Abad2004SynthesisAU,
  title={Synthesis and use of stereospecifically deuterated analogues of palmitic Acid to investigate the stereochemical course of the delta11 desaturase of the processionary moth.},
  author={Jose L. Abad and Gemma Villorbina and Gemma F{\'a}brias and F. Fondevila Camps},
  journal={The Journal of organic chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 21},
  pages={7108-13}
}
Thaumetopoea pityocampa pheromone glands contain desaturases that, after several sequential reactions from palmitic acid, catalyze the formation of a unique enyne fatty acid, which is the immediate sex pheromone precursor. In this article, we describe the synthesis of different stereospecifically deuterium-labeled and isotopically tagged palmitic acid… CONTINUE READING