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Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone(S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone

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Abstract

Using stable isotope-labelled probes and mass spectrometry, the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone is shown to be biosynthesised from three propionate units following a polyketide/fatty acid-type metabolic route.

Graphical abstract: Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone

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Submitted
03 Mar 2004
Accepted
22 Mar 2004
First published
14 Apr 2004

Chem. Commun., 2004, 1196-1197
Article type
Communication

Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone

A. P. Jarvis, J. Liebig, B. Hölldobler and N. J. Oldham, Chem. Commun., 2004, 1196
DOI: 10.1039/B403186E

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