Publication Type:

Journal Article


Indian journal of experimental biology, Volume 28, Number 6, p.588–589 (1990)



A petrol extract of Artemisia nilagirica was toxic to late 3rd-instar larvae of the mosquito Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus [C. quinquefasciatus]. Bioassay directed fractionation led to the isolation of an insecticidal principle, identified as capillin (1-phenyl-2,4-hexadiyn-1-one).

Cite this Research Publication

A. Banerji, Luthria, D. L., and Kokate, S. D., “Toxicity of capillin, the insecticidal principle of Artemisia nilagirica Clarke.”, Indian journal of experimental biology, vol. 28, pp. 588–589, 1990.