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Molecules 2005, 10(9), 1023-1047;

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. View Full-Text
Keywords: Enantioselective synthesis; Lactone; Lipase; Pheromones; Terpenes Enantioselective synthesis; Lactone; Lipase; Pheromones; Terpenes

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