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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

2010 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
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.


1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Develop large scale synthesis of complex chemical entities to produce the compounds and then evaluate their toxicological profile.


3.Progress Report

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. To date two candidate volatile toxicants/deterrents have been custom synthesized and are being evaluated for toxicological profile. The ADODR corresponded with Chemveda through e-mails, conference meetings, and phone calls. Corresponding collaboration were continued.


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