Synthesis of (2s,4r,5s)-2,4,6-trimethyl-5-heptanolide, a sex pheromone component for macrocentvus grandii

Hiromasa Kiyota, Kenji Mori

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(2S,4R,5S)-2,4,6-Trimethyl-5-heptanolide (1), a sex pheromone component for Macrocentvus grandii, was synthesized by starting from methyl (R)-citronellate (2) and employing bromolactonization (10→11) as the key reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1120-1122
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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