Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1998, 63, 899-954

Syntheses of Insect Sex Pheromones. A Review of the Literature 1990-1998

Bohumír Koutek, Ludvík Streinz and Miroslav Romaňuk

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic


The term "insect sex pheromones" denotes compounds used for chemical communication between sexual partners in the insect kingdom. The aim of this review covering the literature 1990-1998 is to survey papers on their syntheses. A review with 201 references.

Keywords: Insects; Sex pheromones; Sex attractants; Insect semiochemicals.