Identification and Synthesis of the Four Compounds Comprising the Boll Weevil Sex Attractant

James Homer Tumlinson, III, J. P. Minyard, R. C. Gueldner, D. D. Hardee, A. C. Thompson, P. A. Hedin

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Four terpenoid compounds, (+)-cis-2-isopropenyl-1-methylcyclobutaneethanol, (1), Z-3,3-dimethyl-Δ1, -cyclohexaneethanol (2), Z-3,3-dimethyl-Δ1,∝-cyclohexaneacetaldehyde (3), and E-3,3-dimethyl-Δ1,∝-cyclo-hexaneacetaldehyde (4), weee identified as the components of the male sex pheromone of the boll weevil. The synthesis and structural assignments of the four compounds are also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2616-2621
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 1 1971


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry

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