Synthesis of (3Z)-Dodecenyl-(E)-2-butenoate, the Pheromone of Sweet Potato Weevil
Received: 15 January 1998 / Accepted: 13 May 1999 / Published: 16 May 1999
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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
-selective Wittig reaction and use of commercially available starting materials to prepare the required synthons.