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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANIPULATION OF ARTHROPOD BEHAVIOR FOR PROTECTION OF HUMANS Title: Structural Activity of Bovidic Acid and Related Compounds As Feeding Deterrents Against Aedes Aegypti.

Authors
item Tran, Kevin
item Chauhan, Kamal

Submitted to: American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 2005
Publication Date: February 27, 2006
Citation: Tran, K., Chauhan, K.R. 2006. Structural activity of bovidic acid and related compounds as feeding deterrents against aedes aegypti. American Mosquito Control Association. Addendum 07/27/06.

Technical Abstract: 5-(1-hydroxynonyl)-2-tetrahydrofuranpentanoic acid (18-Bovidic acid), a compound recently identified as a mosquito deterrent from the hair of gaur, has been evaluated for its efficacy compared to known synthetic repellents. In the present study we have evaluated analogs of Bovidic acid, related hydroxyfuranoid acid and their esters to identify structural features and stereochemistry necessary to exhibit feeding deterrent activities against arthropod vectors.

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