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Synthesis of the Sex Pheromone of the Tea Tussock Moth Based on a Resource Chemistry Strategy

by 1,†, 2,3,†, 3, 3, 3,* and 3,4,*
1
State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology in Arid Areas, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
2
Shaanxi Key Laboratory for Catalysis, College of Chemical and Environment Science, Shaanxi University of Technology, Hanzhong 723001, China
3
College of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
4
Key Laboratory of Botanical Pesticide R&D in Shaanxi Province, Yangling 712100, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Molecules 2018, 23(6), 1347; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23061347
Received: 16 May 2018 / Revised: 30 May 2018 / Accepted: 3 June 2018 / Published: 4 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthesis, Study and Utilization of Natural Products)
Synthesis of the sex pheromone of the tea tussock moth in 33% overall yield over 10 steps was achieved. Moreover, the chiral pool concept was applied in the asymmetric synthesis. The synthesis used a chemical available on a large-scale from recycling of wastewater from the steroid industry. The carbon skeleton was constructed using the C4+C5+C8 strategy. Based on this strategy, the original chiral center was totally retained. View Full-Text
Keywords: insect sex pheromone; tea tussock moth; total synthesis; resource chemistry insect sex pheromone; tea tussock moth; total synthesis; resource chemistry
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Zhang, H.-L.; Sun, Z.-F.; Zhou, L.-N.; Liu, L.; Zhang, T.; Du, Z.-T. Synthesis of the Sex Pheromone of the Tea Tussock Moth Based on a Resource Chemistry Strategy. Molecules 2018, 23, 1347.

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