Diastereoselective additions to C,C double bonds applied to the enantioselective synthesis of pyrethroic acids

A. Krief, A. Froidbise

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Detailed review on enantioselective synthesis of methyl (IR)-trans-chrysanthemate and related methyl (IR)-cis-deltamethrinate is presented. These commercially available esters of vinylcyclopropanecarboxylic acids belong to pyrethroids class of insecticides. They are used as single enantiomers for domestic and agricultural purpose. They are almost 3.5 10 more active than DDT and are biodegradable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-312
Number of pages14
JournalMini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005

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