D F Maynard

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The insecticidal activity of five alkylfurans against the generalist insect herbivore beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua, was examined. Two naturally occurring compounds, the avocadofurans 2-(pentadecyl)furan (1) and 2-(heptadecyl)furan (2), previously isolated from specialized avocado idioblast oil cells, and three homologues, 2-(tetradecyl)furan (3),(More)
The C-14 epimers of vitamin D, 14-epi-25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (4) and 14-epi-1 alpha, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (5), were synthesized, and their isomerization via [1,7]-sigmatropic hydrogen shifts to the corresponding previtamin forms (4' and 5', respectively) was studied. The activation parameters of the [1,7]-sigmatropic hydrogen shifts were found to be similar(More)
The importance of the double bonds in the furan ring of avocadofurans with relation to their insecticidal activity was examined. The insecticidal activity of two naturally occurring avocadofurans, 2-(pentadecyl)furan and 2-(heptadecyl)furan, was compared to the toxicity of five tetrahydrofurans with alkyl chains at position 2 and varying side chains from 14(More)
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