|Casana Giner, Victor|
Submitted to: Journal of Chromatography
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/11/2001
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: The asparagus fly is an important pest for European asparagus growers, and availability of that insect's pheromone would assist in efforts to control the insect. French workers had published a tentative identification of the pheromone, but we, in collaboration with the original investigators, have determined that their assignment was incorrect. This short paper is designed to correct the error.
Technical Abstract: 1-(Hydroxyethyl) cyclopropyl ketone 1 was recently suggested to be a male-produced pheromone of the asparagus fly. Synthesis of the proposed structure by two independent pathways demonstrated that 1 is not the true pheromone.