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Molecules 1997, 2(6), 87-90; doi:10.3390/20600087

10-Undecenoic Acid, an Inexpensive Source for the Synthesis of the Pheromones of Cotton Pests, Peach Tree Borer and Cherry Tree Borer

Bio-Organic Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay-400 085, India
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Received: 10 January 1997 / Accepted: 4 April 1997 / Published: 10 June 1997
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Abstract

The aldehyde 7, derived from 10-undecenoic acid (5) on cis-selective Wittig reaction with pentylidenetriphenylphosphorane, subsequent deprotection and oxidation gave the pheromone (11Z)-hexadecenal (1). Wittig-Horner olefination of 1 with the phosphonate 9 furnished the conjugated ester 10 which on base catalyzed isomerization to the (3Z)-ester 11 followed by LAH reduction and acetylation gave (3Z,13Z)-octadeadien-1-yl acetate (2). Compound 10 on the other hand was chemoselectively reduced and acetylated to furnish the pheromone (2E,13Z)-octadeadien-1-yl acetate (4). For the synthesis of (3E,13Z)-octadeadien-1-yl acetate (3), 1 was condensed with malonic acid under modified condition to afford the acid 13 which was converted to 3 by standard reaction protocol.
Keywords: Insect pheromones; cotton bollworm; peach tree borer; cherry tree borer; 10-undecenoic acid Insect pheromones; cotton bollworm; peach tree borer; cherry tree borer; 10-undecenoic acid
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Pawar, A.S.; Chattopadhyay, S. 10-Undecenoic Acid, an Inexpensive Source for the Synthesis of the Pheromones of Cotton Pests, Peach Tree Borer and Cherry Tree Borer. Molecules 1997, 2, 87-90.

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