Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 1346-1355

Unsaturated analogues of 1-triacontanol

Oldřich Kocián, Karel Stránský and Jiří Závada

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6


A simple regio- and stereoselective synthesis of unsaturated analogues of the plant growth stimulator 1-triacontanol from ω-alkyn-1-ols is reported. Starting from the easily accessible 10-undecyn-1-ol, eight n-C30 alcohols containing -C ≡ C-, (E) -C=C- or (Z) -C=C- group in the position 21 and/or 10 have been prepared. Spectral and gas-chromatographic properties (Kováts retention indices) of the novel compounds are described.