What is it about?
The lesser grain borer, Ryzopertha dominica, is an important pest of wheat, maize, and rice. The synthesis of chiral amides and insecticidal evaluation of these molecules against R. dominica were performed. Two amides presented more than 80% mortality to R. dominica, a similar toxicity to Bifenthrin, one of the most used protectant insecticides in the control of stored grain pests.
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Why is it important?
The amides present high toxicity and fast action against R. dominica. These compounds also exhibit low phytotoxicity to wheat seeds, which is an important attribute when considering potential pesticides.
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This page is a summary of: Synthesis, insecticidal activity, and phytotoxicity of novel chiral amides, Pest Management Science, January 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/ps.5289.
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