Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 1–9 | Cite as

Propheromones derived from codlemone

  • L. Streinz
  • A. Horák
  • J. Vrkoč
  • I. Hrdý


Tricarbonyl [(8,9,10,11-η-8,10-dodecadien-l-ol] iron and the corresponding acetate prepared from 8,10-dodecadien-1-ol or its acetate, comprise the protected double-bond system of the molecule. After coming in contact with ambient oxygen, the iron complexes in question slowly release the corresponding pheromones of, for example, the codling moth,Cydia pomonella, and the pea moth,Cydia nigricana in highE,E purity and amounts that are sufficient for pest monitoring. A simple dispenser for propheromone application is proposed. Results of release rates in laboratory conditions and field trials are given.

Key Words

Insect pheromones C. pomonella C. nigricana Lepidoptera Tortricidae propheromone codlemone conjugated dienes pheromone protection pheromone release 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Streinz
    • 1
  • A. Horák
    • 2
  • J. Vrkoč
    • 1
  • I. Hrdý
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Organic Chemistry and BiochemistryCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPraha 6Czechoslovakia
  2. 2.Oseva, Research Institute of Technical Crops and LegumesšumperkCzechoslovakia

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