Isolation and structure of the sex-pheromone of the moth, Nudaurelia cytherea cytherea

Henderson H.E. ; Warren F.L. ; Augustyn O.P.H. ; Burger B.V. ; Schneider D.F. ; Boshoff P.R. ; Spies H.S.C. ; Geertsema H. (1973)


The sex-pheromone of Nudaurelia cytherea cytherea has been isolated from the terminal segments of the female moth by solvent extraction, steam distillation, and column and gas-liquid chromatography. The structure was determined by infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectrometry as cis-dec-5-en-1-yl 3-methylbutanoate (isovalerate). The synthetic ester showed activity in field tests. © 1973.

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