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Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 285-290

Microbial synthesis of S (+)-1-(2-furyl)-3-pentanol: A pheromone intermediate of bark beetle

  • N. A. SalviAffiliated withMicrobial Chemistry Section, Bio-Organic Division, BARC Trombay
  • , S. S. RaneAffiliated withMicrobial Chemistry Section, Bio-Organic Division, BARC Trombay
  • , S. R. UdupaAffiliated withMicrobial Chemistry Section, Bio-Organic Division, BARC Trombay

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Summary

The synthesis of S (+)-1-(2-furyl)-3-pentanol (3), a key intermediate in the synthesis of chalcogran (1) is described via microbial reduction of 1-(2-furyl)-1-pentene-3-one (2) using fungusRhizopus arrhizus.