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Molecules 2006, 11(10), 751-757; doi:10.3390/11100751
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A Simple and Cost Effective Synthesis of 3,11-Dimethylnonacosan-2-one, A Female Sex Pheromone of the German Cockroach

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Received: 27 September 2006; in revised form: 10 October 2006 / Accepted: 10 October 2006 / Published: 12 October 2006
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Abstract: A convenient synthesis of 3,11-dimethylnonacosan-2-one (1) is described. Our strategy involves the use of well known C–alkylation and ethyl acetoacetate synthesis reactions as key steps. We expect that this method will prove to be useful for large scale preparation of 1 and modification of dimethylnonacosanones.
Keywords: 3; 11-Dimethylnonacosan-2-one; C–alkylation; Ethyl acetoacetate synthesis; Large scale preparation. 3; 11-Dimethylnonacosan-2-one; C–alkylation; Ethyl acetoacetate synthesis; Large scale preparation.
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Ahn, K.; Jung, J.; Park, O. A Simple and Cost Effective Synthesis of 3,11-Dimethylnonacosan-2-one, A Female Sex Pheromone of the German Cockroach. Molecules 2006, 11, 751-757.

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Ahn K, Jung J, Park O. A Simple and Cost Effective Synthesis of 3,11-Dimethylnonacosan-2-one, A Female Sex Pheromone of the German Cockroach. Molecules. 2006; 11(10):751-757.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ahn, Kwang–Chan; Jung, Jae–Chul; Park, Oee–Sook. 2006. "A Simple and Cost Effective Synthesis of 3,11-Dimethylnonacosan-2-one, A Female Sex Pheromone of the German Cockroach." Molecules 11, no. 10: 751-757.



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