Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 224–226

Synthesis of (Z/E)-11-tetradecen-1-ol, a component of Ostrinia nubilalis sex pheromone


DOI: 10.1007/s10600-008-9020-4

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Li, JM., Yong, JP. & Aisa, H.A. Chem Nat Compd (2008) 44: 224. doi:10.1007/s10600-008-9020-4


11-Tetradecen-1-ol acetate is a mixture of geometric isomers with the Z/E-conformations in a 94:6 ratio that is used as an attractant to trap corn pests. It has a powerful attractive action similar to that of an isomeric mixture of 11-tetradecenyl acetate with the Z/E-conformation in a 95:5 ratio that was extracted from the peritoneal cavity of male Ostrinia nubilalis Hubner in Xinjing (PRC).

Key words

Ostrinia nubilalis Hubner sex pheromone (Z/E)-11-tetradecen-1-ol acetate synthesis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Xinjing Technical Institute of Physics and ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the People’s Republic of ChinaUrumchiPRC
  2. 2.Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPRC

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