Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/21/2008
Publication Date: 8/17/2008
Citation: Petroski, R.J., Stanley, D.W. 2008. Bioactive compounds for pest and weed control [abstract]. 236th American Chemical Society Meeting Abstracts. p. 173.
Technical Abstract: The control of insect pests and invasive weeds has become more species-selective because of activity-guided isolation, structure elucidation, and total synthesis of naturally produced substances with important biological activities. Examples of isolated compounds include insect pheromones, antifeedants, and prostaglandins, as well as growth regulators for plants and insects. Synthetic analogues of natural substances have been prepared to explore the relationships between chemical structure and observed biological activity. Recent scientific advancements have resulted from better methods for the chemical synthesis of target compounds and better analytical methods. The capability of analytical instrumentation continues to advance rapidly enabling new insights.