Concise syntheses of insect pheromones using Z-Selective cross metathesis

  • Herbert M
  • Marx V
  • Pederson R
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Very short synthetic routes to nine cis-olefin-containing pheromones containing a variety of functionality, including an unconjugated (E,Z) diene, are reported. These lepidopteran pheromones are used extensively for pest control, and were easily prepared using ruthenium-based Z-selective cross metathesis, highlighting the advantages of this method over less efficient ways to form Z olefins.

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  • Insect pheromones
  • Metathesis
  • Ruthenium
  • Seed-oil derivatives
  • Unconjugated dienes

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  • Myles B. Herbert

  • Vanessa M. Marx

  • Richard L. Pederson

  • Robert H. Grubbs

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