© 1973

The Chemistry of Organophosphorus Pesticides

Reactivity · Synthesis · Mode of Action · Toxicology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Christa Fest, Karl-Julius Schmidt
    Pages 1-19
  3. Christa Fest, Karl-Julius Schmidt
    Pages 20-49
  4. Christa Fest, Karl-Julius Schmidt
    Pages 50-163
  5. Christa Fest, Karl-Julius Schmidt
    Pages 164-269
  6. Christa Fest, Karl-Julius Schmidt
    Pages 271-339
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 341-341

About this book


Our intention has been to provide a short introduction to the chemistry and mode of action of insecticidal phosphoric acid compounds, with particular reference to the relationship between structure and activity. The yearly production of these pesticides is now approaching 100,000 tons and thus offers an important example of applied research. If, however, one examines the historical develop­ ment of these compounds, it is apparent that this was preceded by a hundred years of pure chemistry of phosphorus. The utility of the phosphoric acid pesticides is undisputed today - and furthermore it can be expected that they will solve many of the world's nutritional problems" yet from this field of applied research many paths are now leading back into basic research in chemistry, biochemistry, biology and toxicology etc. This clearly illustrates the problem of attempting to define pure and applied research. Originally, this book was conceived for students of chemistry who, on completion of their study, were uncertain about the place of applied research in industry but it was soon clear that such material, when supplemented with further data, would serve as an introduction to the field of pesticidal phosphoric acid compounds for many technicians, officials and scientists who, in various authorities in agriculture, in chemical and biological research, are concerned with the problems of crop protection and more recently with questions of pollution of the environ­ ment.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Wissenschaftliches Laboratorium für PflanzenschutzBayer AGWuppertal-ElberfeldDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Chemistry of Organophosphorus Pesticides
  • Book Subtitle Reactivity · Synthesis · Mode of Action · Toxicology
  • Authors Christa Fest
    K.-J. Schmidt
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-05858-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-97878-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-97876-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Chemistry/Food Science, general
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