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Compound - cis-2me-5-hexanolide


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Formula: C7H12O2 
MW: 128.17 

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Reference(s) for synthesis of cis-2-Methyl-5-hexanolide

Bacardit, R., and Moreno-Manas, M. 1980. Hydrogenations of triacetic acid lactone. A new synthesis of the carpenter bee (Xylocopa hirsutissima) sex pheromone. Tetrahedron Lett. 21:551-554.
Mori, K., and Senda, S. 1985. Synthesis of the enantiomers of cis-2-methyl-5-hexanolide, the major component of the sex pheromone of the carpenter bee. Tetrahedron. 41:541-546.
Pirkle, W.H., and Adams, P.E. 1978. Synthesis of the carpenter bee pheromone. Chiral 2-methyl-5-hydroxyhexanoic acid lactones. J. Org. Chem. 43:378-379.
Pirkle, W.H., and Adams, P.E. 1979. Broad-spectrum synthesis of enantiomerically pure lactones. I. Synthesis of sex pheromones of the carpenter bee, rove beetle, Japanese beetle, black-tailed deer and oriental hornet. J. Org. Chem. 44:2169-2175.
Wheeler, J.W., Evans, S.L., Blum, M.S., Velthius, H.H.V., and De Camargo, J.M.F. 1976. Cis-2-methyl-5-hydroxy-hexanoic acid lactone in the mandibular gland secretion of a carpenter bee. Tetrahedron Lett. 17:4029-4032.
Yang, J.-H., Yang, G.-C., Lu, C.-F., and Chen, Z.-X. 2008. Asymmetric synthesis of (2R,5S)-2-methyl-5-hexanolide, the sex pheromone of carpenter bee Xylocopa hirutissima. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry. 19:2164-2166.

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