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Molecules 1999, 4(6), 159-164; doi:10.3390/40600159
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Synthesis of (3Z)-Dodecenyl-(E)-2-butenoate, the Pheromone of Sweet Potato Weevil

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Bio-Organic Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai - 400 085, India
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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 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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