Identification and synthesis of sordidin, a male pheromone emitted by Cosmopolites sordidus
Ndiege, I. O.
Otieno, D. O.
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The diastereoselective synthesis of (1S∗, 3R∗, 5R∗, 7S∗) 2,8-dioxa 1-ethyl 3,5,7-trimethyl bicylo [3,2,1] octane 1d has been achieved using as key-step the regioselective Baeyer-Villiger reaction of 2,6-disubstituted cyclohexanone. It confirms the identification of a new male pheromone emitted by the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus. The trivial name sordidin is proposed.