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- Khrimian, A.
- United States Department of Agriculture patents 2004 no.US 6,777,573 B1
- insect attractants; synthesis; cyclohexenes; cyclohexanecarboxylic acids; lactones; diastereomers; esterification; chemical structure; Ceratitis capitata; fruit flies; patents; USDA; United States
- ... A method has been developed for the preparation of ceralure B1, a potent attractant for the Mediterranean fruit fly. The method utilizes trans-siglure acid as starting material to produce iodolactone which is subsequently reduced to lactone. The lactone is converted to a mixture of epimers ceralure A acid and ceralure B1 acid. The ceralure A acid is recyclized to lactone, leaving epimer ceralure B ...