Stereoselective synthesis of (Z)-13-hexadecen-11-yn-1-yl acetate, the major component of the sex pheromone of the pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa)

A. Shani, J. T. Klug, J. Skorka

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Abstract

A short and stereoselective synthesis of (Z)-13-hexadecen-1 1-yn-1-yl acetate is described. The main feature is a low-temperature Wittig reaction of a triphenylpropylphosphonium bromide with a long-chain alkylated propargyl aldehyde.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-867
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1983

Keywords

  • (Z)-13-Hexadecen-11-yn-1-yl acetate
  • Lepidoptera
  • Notodontidae
  • Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni
  • Thaumetopoeapityocampa
  • biological activity
  • ester
  • pine processionary moth
  • sex pheromone
  • synthesis

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