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Sugar derivatives containing oxiranes and α,β-unsaturated γ-lactones as potential environmentally friendly insecticides

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A range of novel sugar derivatives containing oxiranes or α,β-unsaturated γ-lactones in their structure were evaluated as potential insecticides with the added possible benefit of being benign in the environment. A number of arthropod species were chosen to represent those in the terrestrial, aerial and aquatic environments, covering target adult insects such as Musca domestica L (housefly) and Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood) (glasshouse whitefly), which are public health and horticultural pests, Drosophila melanogaster Meig (fruitfly), both adult and larva, and a marine non-target crustacean, Artemia salina L. The tested compounds possessed efficacy and selectivity against these insect species, but were not toxic to brine shrimps, a reference organism in assays to evaluate the potential toxicity hazard to invertebrates in ecosystems. © 2005 Society of Chemical Industry.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Justino J, Rauter AP, Canda T, Wilkins R, Matthews E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Pest Management Science

Year: 2005

Volume: 61

Issue: 10

Pages: 985-990

Print publication date: 01/10/2005

ISSN (print): 1526-498X

ISSN (electronic): 1526-4998

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1002/ps.1064

PubMed id: 15912559


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