Baker's yeast mediated synthesis of (5SR, 9S)-5,9-dimethyl-heptadecane and (5SR, 9S)-5,9-dimethyl pentadecane; the main sex-pheromone components of Leucoptera scitella and Perileucoptera coffeella enriched in 9S-isomers

L. Poppe, L. Novák, J. Dévényi, Cs Szántay

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Abstract

A mixture of (5S, 9S)-5,9-dimethyl heptadecane (1a), the main sex-pheromone component of Leucoptera scitella, and its (5R, 9S)-isomer (2a) was synthetized conveniently from (R)-citronellal (4, obtained from racemic citronellal by enantiomer selective baker's yeast reduction) in four steps. (5SR, 9S)-5,9-Dimethyl-pentadecane (mixture of 1b and 2b), a possible sex-attractant of Perileucoptera coffeella was prepared analogously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2643-2646
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume32
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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