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Special Issue: Selected Papers from the 2nd International Conference on Natural Products and Physiologically Active Substances (ICNPAS-2004) and the 3rd EuroAsian Heterocyclic Meeting “Heterocycles in Organic and Combinatorial Chemistry” (EAHM-2004)
Molecules 2005, 10(9), 1023-1047; doi:10.3390/10091023

Organic Synthesis in Pheromone Science

Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo, 1-20-6-1309, Mukogaoka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0023, Japan
Received: 23 April 2005 / Published: 30 September 2005


Examples are given to illustrate the use of chemical and/or enzymatic asymmetric reactions in the synthesis of the new pheromones of the broad-horned flour beetle, flea beetle, currant stem girdler and Colorado potato beetle. The relationships between stereochemistry and bioactivity among pheromones are summarized to emphasize biodiversity as revealed in pheromone perception.
Keywords: Enantioselective synthesis; Lactone; Lipase; Pheromones; Terpenes Enantioselective synthesis; Lactone; Lipase; Pheromones; Terpenes
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