Jackson, Yvette, A.,; Anderson, Mario; Williams, L.A.D.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Chemistry; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Insecticidal activity of synthetic 2-carboxylbenzfurans and their coumarin precurors
Date of Publication
The rotenoids are important commercial insecticides of plant origin. Some have shown antiviral activity against vacciana viruses. Reported methods of synthesis of rotenoids however, are low-yielding. We have been and continue to be involved in exploting new synthetic pathways to rotenoids and their analogues, the 6-oxortenoids (rotenoids), which also have exhibited insecticidal activity. Biological activity of percursors of rotenoids is currently being assessed. Initial work has shown some of these imtermediaries to be potent insecticides against the sweet potato weevil....