Journal archive > 2014 > N 6 November-December
SEC-BUTYL ESTER OF DODECENOATE: SYNTHESIS AND ATTRACTIVE PROPERTIES
K. A. Efetov1, E. V. Parshkova1, M. Y. Baevsky2, A. I. Poddubov2
2-Butyl 2-dodecenoate has been synthesized from lauric acid and sec-butanol. The study of the biological activity of this substance has demonstrated its property as a sex attractant for males of Jordanita graeca, Jordanita globulariae and Theresimima ampellophaga (Lepidoptera: Zygaenidae, Procridinae). The latter species is the grape pest in southern Europe. The attractant obtained can be used for the detection of species, for monitoring their numbers in nature and for the elaboration of ecological methods of pest control.
Key words: esters of sec-butanol and fatty acids, 2-butyl 2-dodecenoate, pheromone, sex attractant, Jordanita graeca, Jordanita globulariae, Theresimima ampellophaga, Procridinae, Zygaenidae.
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