under a variety of catalytic conditions, triacetic acid lactone, I, has been hydrogenated to differently oxidized lactones (II, III and V). C-Methylation of one of them, (II) is the key step for a convenient preparation of the carpenter bee sex pheromone. © 1980.
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Bacardit, R., & Moreno-Mañas, M. (1980). Hydrogenations of triacetic acid lactone. A new synthesis of the carpenter bee (Xylocopa hirsutissima) sex pheromone. Tetrahedron Letters, 21(6), 551-554. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4039(01)85553-2