Sterilizing Activity of Bis(1-aziridinyl)phosphine Oxides and Sulfides in Male House Flies

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When sterilizing doses SD50 and SD95 of 10 substituted bis (1-aziridinyl) phosphine oxides and 10 substituted bis (1-aziridinyl) phosphine sulfides were determined in male Musca domestica L., the alkylamino-substituted compounds were the most effective sterilants, followed by the alkylthio-, alkoxy-, and alkyl-substituted analogues. Within each homologous series, activity decreased with increasing size of the alkyl group. Only minor differences in activity were found between analogous phosphine oxides and sulfides.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 15, 1970

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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