Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 78–82 | Cite as

Low-molecular-mass bioregulators. II. Synthesis of methyl (±)-tetradeca-2E,4,5-trienoate — The sex pheromone ofAcanthoscelides obtectus

  • G. G. Melikyan
  • V. M. Mkrtchyan
  • K. A. Atanesyan
  • G. Kh. Azaryan
  • Sh. O. Badanyan


A preparative method has been developed for obtaining methyl (±)-tetradeca-2E,4,5-trienoate — the racemate of the sex pheromone of the dried-bean beetle. Using methyl 4-chlorotetradec-5-ynoate as an example, a detailed study has been made of the dependence of the regiochemistry of reduction on the activity of a zinc-copper couple, the methods of its activation, and the acidity of the proton donor.


Methyl Organic Chemistry Racemate Proton Donor Preparative Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. G. Melikyan
  • V. M. Mkrtchyan
  • K. A. Atanesyan
  • G. Kh. Azaryan
  • Sh. O. Badanyan

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