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Issue 6, 2006
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Synthesis of 9-methylgermacrene B, racemate of the sex pheromone of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lapinha), from the renewable resource, Geranium macrorrhizum essential oil

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Abstract

The sex pheromone of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lapinha), comprising the unusual homosesquiterpene, 9-methylgermacrene B, can be prepared by methylation and deoxygenation of germacrone, the major constituent of Zdravets oil, the essential oil of the renewable resource Geranium macrorrhizum.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of 9-methylgermacrene B, racemate of the sex pheromone of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lapinha), from the renewable resource, Geranium macrorrhizum essential oil

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Submitted
27 Feb 2006
Accepted
05 Apr 2006
First published
19 Apr 2006

Green Chem., 2006,8, 513-515
Article type
Communication

Synthesis of 9-methylgermacrene B, racemate of the sex pheromone of Lutzomyia longipalpis (Lapinha), from the renewable resource, Geranium macrorrhizum essential oil

A. M. Hooper, J.-B. Farcet, N. P. Mulholland and J. A. Pickett, Green Chem., 2006, 8, 513
DOI: 10.1039/B602875F

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