Chemical examination of plant insecticides

Part IV.Derris cuneifolia
  • N. V. Subba Rao
  • V. Subba Rao


Detailed chemical examination of the roots ofDerris cuneifolia has been carried out. No rotenone could be obtained but a new crystalline compound could be isolated and is named ‘Cuneifolin’. It has the molecular formula C24H24O5 and contains an alcoholic hydroxyl group and a ketonic group.


Rotenone Methyl Ether Methyl Alcohol Forest Research Institute Methylenedioxy 
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    Krishna and GhoseIndian Forest Leaftet, No. 2, 1942. Rao and SeshadriProc. Ind. Acad. Sci., (A), 1946,24, 344. Murti, Rao and SeshadriIbid., Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. (A), 1947,25, 22.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Subba Rao
    • 1
  • V. Subba Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyAndhra UniversityWaltair

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