Molecules 1999, 4(6), 159-164; doi:10.3390/40600159

Synthesis of (3Z)-Dodecenyl-(E)-2-butenoate, the Pheromone of Sweet Potato Weevil

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Received: 15 January 1998; Accepted: 13 May 1999 / Published: 16 May 1999
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Abstract: A practical synthesis of the title pheromone has been developed. The key feature of the synthesis was the fixation of the required olefin geometry via a cis-selective Wittig reaction and use of commercially available starting materials to prepare the required synthons.
Keywords: sweet potato weevil; insect pheromone; synthesis
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Mithran, S.; Subbaraman, A.S. Synthesis of (3Z)-Dodecenyl-(E)-2-butenoate, the Pheromone of Sweet Potato Weevil. Molecules 1999, 4, 159-164.

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Mithran S, Subbaraman AS. Synthesis of (3Z)-Dodecenyl-(E)-2-butenoate, the Pheromone of Sweet Potato Weevil. Molecules. 1999; 4(6):159-164.

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Mithran, S.; Subbaraman, A. S. 1999. "Synthesis of (3Z)-Dodecenyl-(E)-2-butenoate, the Pheromone of Sweet Potato Weevil." Molecules 4, no. 6: 159-164.

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