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Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone

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Jarvis,  A. P.
Research Group Mass Spectrometry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Oldham,  N. J.
Research Group Mass Spectrometry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Jarvis, A. P., Liebig, J., Holldobler, B., & Oldham, N. J. (2004). Biosynthesis of the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone. Chemical Communications, (10), 1196-1197. doi:10.1039/b403186e.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-B401-2
Abstract
Using stable isotope-labelled probes and mass spectrometry, the insect pheromone (S)-4-methyl-3-heptanone is shown to be biosynthesised from three propionate units following a polyketide/fatty acid-type metabolic route. [References: 7]