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Discovery and synthesis of crop protection products by Peter Maienfisch, Thomas M. Stevenson

By Peter Maienfisch, Thomas M. Stevenson

Smooth agribusiness is without doubt one of the major turbines of employment and source of revenue around the world and performs a necessary position in enhancing the creation, caliber, and volume of meals, feed, fiber, and gas making sure our global has the most secure and such a lot nutritious, ample, and sustainable meals offer attainable. the worldwide agribusiness with its choices equivalent to pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides in addition to biotechnology items contributes to growing to be public expectancies for foodstuff defense and agricultural sustainability whereas addressing the industry's international demanding situations, equivalent to inhabitants progress and emerging caloric intake, expanding environmental stresses around the globe, a altering regulatory panorama, improvement of resistance to current lively constituents and qualities via making an investment in powerful R&D courses and inventing new solutions.

The e-book offers an replace on state-of-the-art crop safety examine and highlights the pivotal position of novel chemistries for contemporary crop defense. fresh examine and new instructions within the synthesis and chemistry of agrochemicals, in addition to new learn methods, instruments and instructions within the crop safety box together with nematicides, biologicals and common items are defined and information at the layout, synthesis, biology and/or structure-activity relationships of a sequence of latest chemical entities focusing on fungicides, pesticides, herbicides and nematicides supplied. additionally destiny instructions for advancing study and law of agricultural chemistry and pest administration technology, selling public wellbeing and fitness, and protecting environmental caliber are coated as well.

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In the syntheses of these compounds, we had noticed that the compounds were somewhat chemically unstable. Thus, chemical stabilization was attempted by changing their molecular structures to substituted phenyl alkenyl ethers. We synthesized a variety of derivatives using 4-phenoxy-2-substituted phenols (A3 in Figure 5), synthetic intermediates related to a previous research on insect growth regulator (IGR). Among the derivatives synthesized, 4-phenoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl-(3,3-dichloro-2-propenyl) ether (A4 in Figure 5) showed mortality 60% at 500 ppm against tobacco cutworm (Spodoptera litura) larvae.

6 Global grain demand (million metric tons) 1208 1843 2497 Global meat demand (million metric tons) 109 208 327 Number of people fed per ha of planted land Regarding the latter topic, the environmental footprint of different meat varities differs significantly and therefore also impacts the global grain demand (Table 2). Poultry requires with 2 kg of grains and 3500 liters of water per kg meat the least amount of agricultural and environmental resources, beef with 7 kg of grain and 43000 liters of water per kg of meat the highest amount (5, 6).

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