Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 237–240 | Cite as

Insect pheromones and their analogues

XXXVII. Synthesis of tetradec-11E-enal and of tetradec-11E-en-1-ol and its acetate from undecenoic acid
  • V. N. Odinokov
  • G. Yu. Ishmuratov
  • R. R. Vakhidov
  • A. A. Berg
  • R. R. Muslukhov
  • G. A. Tolstikov


A stereospecific synthesis has been achieved of tetradec-11E-enal and of tetradec-11E-en-l-ol and its acetate — components of the pheromones of many species of insects of the order Lepidoptera — from the readily available undecenoic acid, using the Knoevenagel reaction and catalytic hydroalumination.


Acetate Organic Chemistry Knoevenagel Reaction Insect Pheromone Undecenoic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. N. Odinokov
  • G. Yu. Ishmuratov
  • R. R. Vakhidov
  • A. A. Berg
  • R. R. Muslukhov
  • G. A. Tolstikov

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