Canadian Forest Service Publications
Synthesis of (3E)-dodecen-12-olide, a potential pheromone component of the emerald ash borer. 2013. MaGee, D., Mayo, P.D., Silk, P.J., and Beattie, B. Synthetic Communications 43: 1368–1377.
Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 34577
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Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an invasive insect that has killed millions of ash trees in the USA and Canada. A concise synthesis of a potential EAB pheromone component, (3E)-dodecen-12-olide, using highly stereoselective Julia-Kocienski olefination as the key step, is reported.