Compounds responsible for insecticidal properties of Chrysanthemum macrotum (D.R.) Ball. leaves against Spodoptera littoralis Boiduval caterpillars have been investigated. The screening of the insecticidal activity was performed by incorporating methanol, buthanol or ethyl acetate extracts, or some chromatographic fractions to the caterpillars’ artificial diet. It was noted that extracts and fractions ameliorated or disturbed nutritional indexes, being not always toxic for caterpillars. Among the tested fractions, one pure compound with a high insecticidal activity (percentage of mortality 66.7%) was purified. The nuclear magnetic resonance study allowed its identification as a polyacetylene derivative, in particular a spiroketal enol ether one.
|Autori:||HAOUAS D; FLAMINI G; BEN HALIMA-KAMEL M; BEN HAMOUDA M.H|
|Titolo:||Identification of an insecticidal polyacetilene derivative from Chrysanthemum macrotum leaves|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.indcrop.2011.03.032|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|