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Insecticidal Action of Radioactive bis-(bis-Dimethylamino)-Phosphonous Anhydride

Naturevolume 166page72 (1950) | Download Citation



THE preparation of bis-(bis-dimethylamino)-phosphonous anhydride containing phosphorus-32 has been reported1, and a detailed description of the methods employed is now in the press2. I am indebted to the authors of the above-mentioned papers, Dr. B. A. Kilby and Mr. J. E. Gardiner, for the supplies of the radio-anhydride used in the present investigation.

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  1. 1

    Kilby, B. A., Research, 2, 590 (1949).

  2. 2

    Gardiner, J. E., and Kilby, B. A., J. Chem. Soc. (in the press).

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    David, W. A. L., and Kilby, B. A., Nature, 164, 522 (1949).

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    Hartley, G. S., and Heath, D. F. (personal communication, 1950).

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    Ripper, W. E., Greenslade, R. M., and Hartley, G. S., Bull. Ent. Res., 40, 481 (1950).

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    Dicker, G. H. L., Rep. E. Malling Sta. (1949) (in the press).

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  1. Agricultural Research Council, Unit of Insect Physiology, Cambridge

    • W. A. L. DAVID


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