Toxicity of capillin, the insecticidal principle of Artemisia nilagirica Clarke.
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source: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).
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