Title

A Search For Agrochemicals From Peruvian Plants

Keywords

Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

Abstract

The objective of this study was the isolation and identification of the antifeedant, antifungal, and antibacterial active constituents from Peruvian plants. 5,7-Dihydroxy-6,8-dimethyl-4'-methoxyflavanone (matteucinol) was isolated from the root of Miconia cannabina. This is first report of the spectral data of matteucinol. Matteucinol showed significant antifungal activity (Pythium ultimum 135%). Also reported is the isolation of sitosterol and medicarpin from the toluene extract of the wood of Dalbergia monetaria. Medicarpin possessed high antifungal (Rhizoctonia solani, 145% and Helminthosporium teres, 100%) and antibacterial activity (Xanthomonas campestris, 100%) along with high antifeedant activity against the cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis, 98%).

Publication Title

Acs Symposium Series

Volume

449

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Review

Language

English

First Page

399

Last Page

406

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1991EW91000028

ISSN

0097-6156

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