Analogs of methyl jasmonate (=methyl (1R*,2R*)-3-oxo-2-[(Z)- pent-2-enyl]cyclopentaneacetate; MJA) bearing a cyclopropane ring, double bond, or a F-substituent were synthesized, and their odor characteristics were examined. Most of the analogs with the same stereochemical properties as methyl epijasmonate showed odor properties superior to MJA. Interestingly, the enol acetate of MJA had a diffusive orchid-like note.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry