Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 285–290 | Cite as

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

  • N. A. Salvi
  • S. S. Rane
  • S. R. Udupa

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.

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© Chapman & Hall 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. Salvi
    • 1
  • S. S. Rane
    • 1
  • S. R. Udupa
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbial Chemistry Section, Bio-Organic DivisionBARC TrombayBombayIndia

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