Pyrrole Insecticides: A New Class of Agriculturally Important Insecticides Functioning as Uncouplers of Oxidative Phosphorylation

  • D. A. Hunt
  • M. F. Treacy
Part of the Applied Agriculture book series (APPLAGRIC)


In the never-ending search for new insecticides and insecticidal leads, researchers have consistently relied upon nature for guidance (Addor 1995; Henrick 1995). This strategy in general has provided the research community with a plethora of compound classes possessing biological activity, with fermentation chemistry serving as one of the foremost sources for compounds derived from nature. Fermentation technology has proven invaluable for the generation of many classes of compounds encompassing broad ranges of biological activities amendable for exploitation by both the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.


Pyrrole Ring Tetranychus Urticae Leptinotarsa Decemlineata Heliothis Virescens Piperonyl Butoxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Hunt
    • 1
  • M. F. Treacy
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Products Research DivisionAmerican Cyanamid CompanyPrincetonUSA

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