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Volume 68, Issue 3


Comparison of antitermite properties of 2-thioxocoumarins against Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki

Masayuki Ninomiya
  • Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
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Published Online: 2013-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/hf-2013-0099


The antitermite effects of several thione analogues of naturally occurring coumarins have been tested against Coptotermes formosanus by the no-choice test. 2-Thioxogrevillone exhibited the strongest antitermite potential. The thione analogues proved to be more effective as termite pesticide than their natural counterparts.

Keywords: antitermite activity; Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki; Lawesson’s reagent; 2-thioxocoumarin


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Corresponding author: Mamoru Koketsu, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193, Japan, e-mail:

Received: 2013-06-04

Accepted: 2013-09-23

Published Online: 2013-10-18

Published in Print: 2014-04-01

Citation Information: Holzforschung, Volume 68, Issue 3, Pages 361–365, ISSN (Online) 1437-434X, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/hf-2013-0099.

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