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Title: Insecticidal and repellent properties of nine volatile constituents of essential oils against the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (L.)
Authors: Ngoh, S.P.
Choo, L.E.W.
Pang, F.Y. 
Huang, Y. 
Kini, M.R. 
Ho, S.H. 
Keywords: Benzene derivatives
Cockroach
Contact toxicity
Fumigant toxicity
Repellency
Terpenes
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Ngoh, S.P.,Choo, L.E.W.,Pang, F.Y.,Huang, Y.,Kini, M.R.,Ho, S.H. (1998). Insecticidal and repellent properties of nine volatile constituents of essential oils against the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (L.). Pesticide Science 54 (3) : 261-268. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1096-9063(1998110)54:33.0.CO;2-C
Abstract: The toxic and repellent properties of nine major constituents of essential oils, comprising benzene derivatives and terpenes, were evaluated against Periplaneta americana (L.). Contact and fumigant toxicities to adult females and repellency to nymphs were determined. The decreasing order of knockdown activity via contact was methyl-eugenol > isosafrole = eugenol > safrole. The killing effect via contact was in the order eugenol = methyl-eugenol = isosafrole > safrole. Fumigant toxicity was only observed for safrole and isosafrole, with safrole being the more potent. Isoeugenol and the tested terpenes had neither contact nor fumigant toxic effect. The decreasing order of repellency to nymphs was safrole > isosafrole > methyl-eugenol = α-pinene > eugenol > isoeugenol. The benzene derivatives were generally more toxic and repellent to P. americana than the terpenes. The distance of the side chain double bond from the aromatic ring and the substitution of a methoxy group to these compounds appeared to be important determinants of their toxicity and repellency.
Source Title: Pesticide Science
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/111729
ISSN: 0031613X
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1096-9063(1998110)54:33.0.CO;2-C
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