Diethylamide of Thujic Acid: A Potent Repellent of Aedes aegypti

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Science  08 Oct 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4005, pp. 144-145
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4005.144


A series of novel, representatively substituted amides of thujic acid were prepared and screened for insect repellent and attractant potential. In repel-lency tests the N,N-diethylamide was the most potent compound, surpassing the activity of the standard repellents dimethyl phthalate and fencholic acid. In contrast, the N-monoethylamide displayed attractant activity.