A series of O-alkyl-S-aryl-alkylphosphonodithioates was synthesized and evaluated for toxicity to insects and rats. Toxicity appeared to be related to the carbon-to-phosphorus bond of a given alkyl group. In two instances phosphonodithioates were significantly better insecticides than their phosphorodithioate analogs. Two strains of multiresistant house flies, Musca domestica L., displayed less resistance to phosphonodithioates than toward the corresponding phosphorodithioates.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 1965
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