Chemical Constitution and Activity of Bipyridylium Herbicides, XI1 A Diquaternary Salt of 2,2′ -Oxydipyridine

Nasim H. Pirzada 1  and Lindsay A. Summers 1
  • 1 Department of Chemistry, The University of Newcastle, 2308, New South Wales, Australia

A diquaternary salt of 2,2′-oxydipyridine has been prepared using methyl fluorosulphonate as quaternising agent. It is unstable at physiological pH values and is reduced at a much lower potential than the bipyridylium herbicides, diquat and paraquat

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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B is an international scientific journal which publishes original papers, microreviews, and letters from all areas of inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, molecular chemistry, and organic chemistry.