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1 September 2002 Repellent Activities of Stereoisomers of p-Menthane-3,8-diols Against Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae)
Stephen S. Barasa, Isaiah O. Ndiege, Wilber Lwande, Ahmed Hassanali
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Abstract

Four stereoisomers of p-menthane-3,8-diol, which make up the natural product obtained from Eucalyptus citriodora, were synthesized through stereoselective procedures. Repellency assays showed that all the four were equally active against Anopheles gambiae s.s. Racemic blends and the diastereoisomeric mixture of all the four isomers were also equally repellent. 1-α-terpeneol, with a single hydroxyl function at C-8 and unsaturation at C-8, and menthol, with a single hydroxyl function at C-3, were not repellent. The practical implication of these results is discussed.

Stephen S. Barasa, Isaiah O. Ndiege, Wilber Lwande, and Ahmed Hassanali "Repellent Activities of Stereoisomers of p-Menthane-3,8-diols Against Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae)," Journal of Medical Entomology 39(5), 736-741, (1 September 2002). https://doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585-39.5.736
Received: 25 October 2001; Accepted: 1 February 2002; Published: 1 September 2002
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