Manipulating Solid Forms of Contact Insecticides for Infectious Disease Prevention.

@article{Zhu2019ManipulatingSF,
  title={Manipulating Solid Forms of Contact Insecticides for Infectious Disease Prevention.},
  author={Xiaolong Zhu and Chunhua Tony Hu and Jingxiang Yang and Leo A. Joyce and Mengdi Qiu and Michael D. Ward and Bart Kahr},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2019}
}
Malaria control is under threat by the development of vector resistance to pyrethroids in long-lasting insecticidal nets, which has prompted calls for a return to the notorious crystalline contact insecticide DDT. A faster acting difluoro congener, DFDT, was developed in Germany during World War II, but in 1945 Allied inspectors dismissed its superior performance and reduced toxicity to mammals. It vanished from public health considerations. Herein, we report the discovery of amorphous and… 

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