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Zhang T.,Northwest University, China | Zhang T.,Biopesticide Engineering Research Center | Feng J.,Northwest University, China | Feng J.,Biopesticide Engineering Research Center | And 4 more authors.
Natural Product Communications | Year: 2011

Three candidates for the soybean pod borer's sex pheromone, dodec-10-en-1-yl acetate (E:Z = 95:5) (9a), (E, E)-dodeca-8, 10-dien-1-yl acetate (9b) and (E)-dodec-8-en-1-yl acetate (9c), were synthesized through the coupling reaction between Grignard reagents and acetates catalyzed by Li 2CuCl 4. Furthermore, the compounds 9a, 9b, and 9c, when tested in the field, showed that dodec-10-en-1-yl acetate (E:Z = 95:5) (9a) has promise as a lure for male soybean pod borer.

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