Isolation, identification and synthesis of sex pheromone components of the carob moth, ectomyelois ceratoniae

Thomas Charles Baker, W. Francke, C. Löfstedt, B. S. Hansson, J. W. Du, P. L. Phelan, R. S. Vetter, R. Youngman

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Abstract

The sex pheromone of females of the carob moth, Ectomyelois ceratoniae, was identified to be a mixture of (Z,E)-9,11,13-tetradecatrienal, (Z,E)-9,11-tetradecadienal and (Z)-9-tetradecenal in the ratio of 10:1:1. A synthetic blend proved to be attractive. GC/EAD + GC/MS investigations showed (Z,E)-9,11,13-tetradecatrienal, (Z,E)-9,11-tetradecadienal and (Z)-9-tetradecenal to be the sex pheromone of the carob moth. Blends of synthetic compounds are active.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2901-2902
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume30
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Baker, T. C., Francke, W., Löfstedt, C., Hansson, B. S., Du, J. W., Phelan, P. L., Vetter, R. S., & Youngman, R. (1989). Isolation, identification and synthesis of sex pheromone components of the carob moth, ectomyelois ceratoniae. Tetrahedron Letters, 30(22), 2901-2902. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4039(00)99153-6