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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


item Nolen, Jim
item Bedoukian, Robert
item Kline, Daniel - Dan

Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/28/2000
Publication Date: 3/15/2005
Citation: Nolen, J.A., Bedoukian, R.H., Kline, D.L. 2005. Method and compositions for attracting mosquitoes. U.S. Patent 6,866,858 B2.

Interpretive Summary: None.

Technical Abstract: This invention reports compounds that have been discovered to be useful in compositions, formulations and in methods and apparatus for attracting mosquitoes. 1-Alkyn-3-ol compounds of the formula: where R1 is a saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon group containing 1 to about 12 carbon atoms, and R2 is a hydrogen, are effective attractants for mosquitoes. Depending on the particular mosquito species, a particular 1-alkyn-3-ol may be more effective and be preferred for that species of mosquito. The attractant compounds may be utilized singly or as mixtures of two or more of such compounds. Moreover, the attractant compounds of this invention can be utilized in combination with other known mosquito attractants, such as for example, in combination with carbon dioxide and/or heat.

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