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Insect chemistry and chirality

Hayes, P.Y. and Fletcher, M.T. and Chow, S. and McGrath, M.J. and Tu, Y.Q. and Zhang, H. and Hungerford, N.L. and McErlean, C.S.P. and Stok, J.E. and Moore, C.J. and DeVoss, J.J. and Kitching, W. (2003) Insect chemistry and chirality. Chirality, 15 (S1). S116-S127.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chir.10273

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Abstract

Examination of the chemistry of a number of Australian insect species provided examples of unusual structures and encouraged determinations of their absolute stereochemistry by stereocontrolled syntheses and chromatographic comparisons. Inter alia, studies with the fruit-spotting bug (Amblypelta nitida), certain parasitic wasps (Biosteres sp.), the aposematic shield bug (Cantao parentum), and various species of scarab grubs are summarized.
The determination of enantiomeric excesses (ee's) for component epoxides, lactones, spiroacetals, and allenes are described. Stereochemical and related aspects of the biosynthesis of spiroacetals in certain fruit-fly species (Bactrocerae sp.) are also presented.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:© Wiley-Liss Inc.
Keywords:Iinsect; synthesis; enantioselective; chromatography; epoxide; lactone; spiroacetal; allene; monooxygenase; biohydroxylation; stereoselectivity.
Subjects:Science > Biology > Biochemistry
Science > Zoology > Invertebrates > Insects
Deposited On:07 May 2004
Last Modified:18 Apr 2011 06:49

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