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Determination of the absolute configuration of the sex pheromone of the obscure mealybug by vibrational circular dichroism analysis

By: Bruno Figadrefnotereffnotereffootnote idfn1Permanent address UMR CNRS 8076, University ParisSud, Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, UFR de Pharmacie, F92296, ChtenayMalabry, France, Email bruno.figadere@upsud.fr, Fax 33 1 4683 5590, Tel 33 1 4683 5592footnote;

2008 / RSC Publishing

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Comparison of theoretical and experimental vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectra of an enantiopure synthetic sample of the obscure mealybug sex pheromone allowed the determination of the absolute configuration of the insect’s pheromone. This material was originally published in Chemical Communications.