Chemical examination of plant insecticides
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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.
KeywordsRotenone Methyl Ether Methyl Alcohol Forest Research Institute Methylenedioxy
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