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Application of ‘Gammexane’ to Arthropods of Veterinary Importance

Nature volume 158, pages 636637 (02 November 1946) | Download Citation



SINCE the announcement by Slade1 of the discovery 15 of ‘Gammexane’, several references have been made in the press to its —use in the control of pests of animals. The a considerable amount of work on this subject is being done in our own laboratories and by independent collaborators, it is felt that a brief résumé of the results so far achieved will be of interest. In this communication, ‘Gammexane’ refers to the gamma (y) isomer of benzene hexachloride, and references to other authors' work are interpreted in terms of the gamma isomer so far as that is possible. The experimental preparation used was (except where otherwise stated) a dilution in water prepared from a 5 per cent solution of ‘Gammexane’ in a mixture of sulphonated castor oil and an organic solvent in proportions to give an easily pourable, miscible oil.

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  1. Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., Biological Laboratories, Wilmslow

    • J. S. STEWARD


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