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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Develop Novel Reduced Risk Public Health Pesticides and Insect Repellents

Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory

Project Number: 1245-32000-007-08
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Sep 11, 2009
End Date: Aug 31, 2014

Objective:
Identification and utilization of new fast acting insecticides in public health is in urgent need to curb arthropod vector born diseases. We have developed a number of novel chemical entities for testing. Testing these novel compounds for product development, along with their primary toxicological evaluation through Sixpack study is the essential first step. Each sixpack study requires 90-100 grams of compound. Seek to obtain the chemically pure compounds and then to evaluate their toxicological profiles.

Approach:
Develop large scale synthesis of complex chemical entities to produce the compounds and then evaluate their toxicological profile. Develop large scale synthesis of chemical compound affecting insect behavior.

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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