Isolation and Characterization of Larvicidal Principle of Garlic

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Science  24 Dec 1971:
Vol. 174, Issue 4016, pp. 1343-1344
DOI: 10.1126/science.174.4016.1343


The larvicidal principles of garlic, Allium sativum L.,have been isolated and identified as diallyl disulfide and diallyl trisulfide. Both natural and synthetic samples of these larvicides are fatal at 5 parts per million to Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus Say.

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