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Short Paper | Regular issue | Vol 96, No. 8, 2018, pp.1441-1444
Published online, 6th July, 2018
DOI: 10.3987/COM-18-13938
A New Short Synthesis of (±)-Olean through Cross Metathesis

Nektarios S. Kranidiotis, Constantinos E. Grammatoglou, and John K. Gallos*

*Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece


A new synthesis of (±)-1,7-dioxaspiro[5.5]undecane (olean), the olive fruit fly pheromone, utilizing the cross-metathesis reaction as the key-step, is reported.