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Photodecomposition of Piperonal

Nature volume 212, pages 180182 (08 October 1966) | Download Citation

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WE are at present investigating in our laboratory the effects of “weathering” (ultra-violet, thermal, humidity) on 3,4-methylenedioxy benzene derivatives such as piperonal, piperonyl butoxide and piperonyl sulphoxide, which are widely used as pesticides, for example, as allethrin1,2 and carbamate2 synergists, flea3 and mosquito repellents4–6, and fungicides7–9. At present, information is scarce about their stability under conditions of exposure.

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  1. Bionetics Research Laboratories, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia.

    • LAWRENCE FISHBEIN
    • , WALTER L. ZIELINSKI JUN.
    •  & RICHARD O. THOMAS
  2. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

    • HANS L. FALK

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