An efficient synthesis of muscalure from jojoba oil or oleyl alcohol

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Abstract

A four-step synthesis of (Z)-9-tricosene ("muscalure"), a component of the pheromone of the housefly, from jojoba oil (or three-step from oleyl alcohol) by 3-carbon (or 5-carbon) unit elongation was developed in overall high yield. The sequence of reactions and the purity of the products could be easily followed, with relatively good accuracy, by NMR technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-564
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1979

Keywords

  • (Z)-9-tricosene
  • Diptera
  • Musca domestica
  • housefly
  • jojoba oil
  • muscalure
  • oleyl alcohol
  • pheromone
  • sex attractant

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