Natural products-based insecticidal agents 4. Semisynthesis and insecticidal activity of novel esters of 2-chloropodophyllotoxin against Mythimna separata Walker in vivo.

By using podophyllotoxin as a lead compound, eight novel esters of 2-chloropodophyllotoxin were designed, semisynthesized, and preliminarily evaluated for their insecticidal activity against the pre-third-instar larvae of Mythimna separata Walker in vivo for the first time. Among all the tested compounds, especially three esters of 2-chloropodophyllotoxin… CONTINUE READING