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Note | Regular issue | Vol 53, No. 3, 2000, pp.703-707
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-99-8793
A New Synthesis of (-)-(5R,6S)-6-Acetoxy-5-hexadecanolide, the Mosquito Culex pipiens fatigans Oviposition Attractant Pheromone

John K. Gallos,* Demetrios S. Mihelakis, Constantinos C. Dellios, and Minodora E. Pozarentzi

*Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 540 06, Greece


A new synthesis of (-)-(5R,6S)-6-acetoxy-5-hexadecanolide, the main component of the mosquito Culex pipiens fatigans oviposition attractant pheromone, from D-ribose is reported.