Stereocontrolled Synthesis of the Insect Growth Regulators — Alkyl (2E,4E)‐Dodecadienoates

Lajos Nov´k, J´nos Roh´ly, P. Kolonits, J. Fekete, Ĺszló Varjas, Csaba Sźntay

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The title compounds 1 and 16 were synthesized by condensation of the dianions of β‐keto esters 5 and 11 with aldehydes 4, and lithium dialkylcuprate addition to the enol acetate or enol phosphate of unsaturated β‐keto esters 8 and 15. The (2E,4E)‐dodecadienoate derivatives 1 and 16 were formed in a stereoselective manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1182
Number of pages10
JournalLiebigs Annalen der Chemie
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1982


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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