The chiral pyrethroid cycloprothrin: Stereoisomer synthesis and separation and stereoselective insecticidal activity

Biao Jiang, Hua Wang, Qun Mei Fu, Zhu Yi Li

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The synthesis and separation of the isomers of the pesticide cycloprothrin have been realized for the first time. Complete separation was achieved on a DAICEL CHIRALCEL® OJ-H column (25 x 0.46 cm) for (1R, a*)- cycloprothrin isomers and on a DAICEL CHIRALCEL OD-H column (25 x 0.46 cm) for (1S, a*)-cycloprothrin isomers. The insecticidal activity of (1R, αR)-cycloprothrin for the larvae of Mythimaseparata and Aphismedicagini was found to be about six times and four times higher, respectively, than that of racemic cycloprothrin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-102
Number of pages7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2008



  • Chiral cycloprothrin
  • Chiral separation
  • Insecticidal activity
  • Pyrethroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry

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