Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 1057–1061 | Cite as

Biocatalytic synthesis of (S)-2-tridecanyl acetate and (S)-2-pentadecanyl acetate, aggregation pheromone components ofDrosophila mulleri andD. busckii, by enantioselective hydrolysis with lipase

  • Makoto Kamezawa
  • Hojun Tachibana
  • Takehiko Ohtani
  • Yoshinobu Naoshima
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Abstract

The two chiral pheromone acetates, (S)-2-tridecanyl acetate and (S)-2-pentadecanyl acetate, were synthesized with an enantiomeric excess (e.e.) of almost 100% byPseudomonas cepacia lipase-catalyzed hydrolysis of their corresponding racemic acetates in an acetone-water solvent system.

Key Words

Drosophila mulleri D. busckii Diptera Drosophilidae aggregation pheromone (S)-2-tridecanyl acetate (S)-2-pentadecanyl acetate lipase hydrolysis enantioselectivity chirality 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Makoto Kamezawa
    • 1
  • Hojun Tachibana
    • 1
  • Takehiko Ohtani
    • 1
  • Yoshinobu Naoshima
    • 2
  1. 1.Konan Chemical Industry Co. Ltd.Takatsuki, OsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of ScienceOkayama University of ScienceOkayamaJapan

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