Pheromone Synthesis, CLXV. A New Synthesis of (3S,7R,8E,10E)‐3,7,9‐Trimethyl‐8,10‐dodecadien‐6‐one, the Major Component of the Sex Pheromone of the Maritime Pine Scale

Kenji Mori, Takeshi Furuuchi, Hiromasa Kiyota

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(3S,7R,8E,10E)‐3,7,9‐Trimethyl‐8,10‐dodecadien‐6‐one (1), the major component of the female‐produced sex pheromone of the maritime pine scale (Matsucoccus feytaudi), was synthesized by starting from epoxide 2, which was obtained from meso‐epoxy diacetate (F) by employing enzyme‐catalyzed asymmetric hydrolysis as the key step.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-974
Number of pages4
JournalLiebigs Annalen der Chemie
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes



  • 8,10‐Dodecadien‐6‐one, 3,7,9‐trimethyl‐
  • Epoxides, optically active
  • Maritime pine scale
  • Matsucoccus feytaudi
  • Pheromones

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  • Medicine(all)

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