Advertisement

Mechanism of Biosynthesis of ß-Diketones and Alkan-2-OL Esters from Epicuticular Waxes

  • Giorgio Bianchi

Abstract

Long chain aliphatic ß-diketones and alkan-2-ol esters are common constituents of plant surface lipids1. The ß-dicarbonyl pattern, two carbonyl groups 1, 3 one another, has suggested that the biosynthesis of ß-diketones involves condensation of appropriate ß-ketoesters and esters, via a ‘biological Claisen reaction’2. An alternative route has been advanced according to which ß-diketones are generated by an elongation-decarboxylation reaction on a protected ß-keto acid precursor3.

Keywords

Stearic Acid Palmi Tate Wheat Variety Myristic Acid Plant Lipid 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    G. Bianchi and M.L. Figini, J. Agric.Food Chemistry 34: 429 (1986).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    G. Bianchi and M. Corbellini, Phytochemistry 16: 943 (1977).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    P. von Wettstein-Knowles in “Biochemistry and Metabolism of Plant Lipids”. J.F.G.M. Wintermans and P.J.C. Kuiper, eds. Elsevier Biomedical Press B.V. and references therein cited, 69 (1982).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    J. March, in “Advanced Organic Chemistry” (Mc Graw-Hill Kogakusha) (a) pp. 1037-1044; (b) p. 506 (1977).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    G. Bianchi, unpublished results.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    P. Dennif and D.A. Whiting, J.C.S. Chem.Comm. 711 (1976).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    G. Bianchi and M. Grugni, Gazz. Chim. Ital. 115: 633 (1985).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    G. Bianchi, Genet. Agr. 39: 471 (1985).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Bianchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica OrganicaUniversitàPaviaItaly

Personalised recommendations