Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
---Both the enantiomers of 9-methylgermacrene-B (1) were synthesized from the enantiomers of methyl 3-hydroxy-2-methylpropanoate (2). The male-produced sex pheromone of the sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis (the vector of the protozoan parasite Leishmania chagasi) from Lapinha, Brazil, was identified as (S)-1 by GC comparison.
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