Simple Synthesis of (R)-(+)-4-Hexanolide, the Pheromone of Trogoderma glabrum; an application of Furanoid Glycal


Pinki Pal
Mount Carmel College Autonomous, Bangalore-560052, India.


Furanoid glycals have been shown to possess great potential, as they have been used as key intermediates for the synthesis of structurally diverse molecules including natural products and natural product like molecules with various biological activities. In this research work, one of the pre-synthesized furanoid glycals has been identified as a building block to achieve the synthesis of (R)-(+)-4-hexanolide, a sexual pheromone secreted by the female of the dermestid beetle Trogoderma glabrum.