What is it about?
Current agricultural antifungals are harmful to people and the environment. In this work we seek to synthesize compounds from essential oil in order to reduce environmental and human health impacts. We obtained a promising compound against the black pepper fungus, which proved to be less toxic than one of the current commercial antifungals.
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Why is it important?
Our work demonstrates that we can search for ecologically correct alternatives, safe in humans and effective in eliminating agricultural fungi without the need to expose fauna, flora, consumers and workers to potentially toxic antifungals. In addition, the use of natural by-products allows the maintenance of export contracts by reducing the levels of pesticide residues, as well as by not using them.
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This page is a summary of: Synthesis of Eugenol Derivatives and Evaluation of their Antifungal Activity Against Fusarium solani f. sp. piperis, Current Pharmaceutical Design, May 2020, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200403120448.
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