Isolation, Identification, and Synthesis of the Sex Attractant of Gypsy Moth

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Science  14 Oct 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3433, pp. 1011-1012
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3433.1011


The extremely potent sex attractant of the female gypsy moth has been isolated in pure form and identified as dextrorotatory 10-acetoxy-1-hydroxy-cis-7-hexadecene. The dl-form of the attractant has been synthesized.