Williams, L.A.D.; Caleb-Williams, L.S.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology); Faculty of Medical Sciences
Insecticidally active sesquiterpene furan from Bonita daphnoides
Philippine Journal of Science
Date of Publication
Actively guided isolation of the crude ethanol extract of the leaves and stems of Bontia daphnoides using the sweet potato weevil as a test organism revealed that the most insecticidally active compound was the sesquiterpene furan, epingaione. The activity of the furan was compared to those of the commercial insecticide dimethoate and a nicotine-rich extract of tobacco.....