Hajare, A.K., Datrange, L.S., Vyas, S., Bhuniya, D., & Reddy, D.S. 2010 Enantiospecific synthesis of sex pheromone of the obscure mealybug from pantolactone via tandem conjugate addition/cyclization. Tetrahedron Letters 51: 5291–5293


  • chemistry
  • Notes: This powerful sex pheromone (+)-1 was isolated from the female mealybug, Pseudococcus viburni (Homoptera: Pseudoccidae), a common and widely distributed pest that damages a range of economically important plants like grape vines, glasshouse crops, and ornamental plants.