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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 466-468

Studies on Insecticidal Activity of Some Hydroxytriazene Derivatives

S. Kumar, Meenakshi Garg, J. S. Jodha, R. P. Singh, Neelam Pareek, R. S. Chauhan, and A. K. Goswami

Department of Chemistry, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur-313001, (Raj.), India

Received 23 September 2008; Accepted 10 November 2008

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Nine hydroxytriazenes have been synthesized and screened for their insecticidal activity against one day old Drosophila melanogaster Meig (Fruit fly). Out of all the nine compounds screened, 3-hydroxy-3-n-propyl-1-m-chlorophenyltriazene is the most active having LC50 values 0.9847 ppm. The least active compound is 3-hydroxy -3-n-propyl-1-p-methylphenyltriazene, whose values are 16.52 ppm. In general, the LC50 values range from 3.92 to 5.52 ppm.