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3-Methyl-α-himachalene is confirmed, and the relative stereochemistry defined, by synthesis as the sex pheromone of the sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis from Jacobina, Brazil

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>21/02/1999
<mark>Journal</mark>Chemical Communications
Issue number4
Number of pages2
Pages (from-to)355-356
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The structure of the sex pheromone produced by the male sandfly Lutzomyia longipalpis, from the Jacobina region of Brazil, previously proposed tentatively as the novel homosesquiterpene 3-methyl-α-himachalene is confirmed by synthesis and biological activity; the relative stereochemistry is defined as 1RS,3RS,7RS by comparing the natural product with the four synthetic diastereoisomers.