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Piperonyl Butoxide: The Insecticide Synergist

Edited By: D Glynne Jones

Academic Press

Hardback | Sep 1998 | #86812 | ISBN: 0122869753
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This book contains 20 chapters contributed by world experts in the field, on the properties, uses, plant metabolism and mammalian and environmental toxicology of piperonyl butoxide. The mode of action of piperonyl butoxide is discussed as well as specialist subjects, such as the measurement of synergism in the laboratory, and the potential use of this chemical for the control of whiteflies alone, and with insect growth regulators. In addition, molecular modelling attempts to explain its value in formulations.

The book contains 20 chapters and it would not be far wrong to say that not a single person who has made a contribution to PBO is absent from the list of contributors. Apart from such things as the properties, uses, plant metabolism, mammalian and environmental toxicology, and mode of action of PBO, also covered are such specialist subjects as the measurement of synergism in the laboratory, and the potential use of PBO alone to control whiteflies and its use with insect growth regulators. In addition, molecular modelling attempts to explain its value in formulations. --INTERNATIONAL PEST CONTROL "...a new reference book that covers not only environmental and mammalian toxicology, but also the uses and development of safe, cost-effective insecticides. The book results from several years of preparation to produce the definitive source of information on piperonyl butoxide." --PEST CONTROL


J. Casida, Preface. A. Tozzi, A Short History of the Development of Piperonyl Butoxide as an Insecticide Synergist. R. Breathnach, The Safety of Piperonyl Butoxide. E. Hodgson and P. Levi, Interactions of Piperonyl Butoxide with Cytochrome P450. G. Di Blasi, A Review of the Chemistry of Piperonyl Butoxide. D. Maciver, A Note on Piperonyl Butoxide Molecular Modelling Using a Computational Computer Programme for the IBM Personal Computer PC. C. Harbach, R. Large, K. Ropkins, D.G. Jones, and G. Di Blasi, Photolytic Degradation of Piperonyl Butoxide. D. Arnold, The Fate and Behavior of Piperonyl Butoxide in the Environment. T. Osimitz and J. Hobson, An Ecological Risk Assessment of Piperonyl Butoxide. A. Cockburn and D. Needham, The Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion of Piperonyl Butoxide in Mammals. S. Selim and R. Testman, Plant Metabolism Studies and Crop Residue Studies of Piperonyl Butoxide and Its Metabolites. D. Stewart, The Evaluation of Synergistic Action in the Laboratory and Field. A. Farnham, The Mode of Action of Piperonyl Butoxide with References to its Use in Studying Pesticide Resistance. R. Gunning, G. Moores, and A. Devonshire, Inhibition of Resistance-Related Esterases by Piperonyl Butoxide in Heltcoverparmigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Aphis Gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae). G. Devine and J. Denholm, Potential of Piperonyl Butoxide for the Management of Cotton Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. J. Wickham, The Use of Synergised Pyrethroids to Control Insect Pests in and Around Domestic Industrial and Food Handling Premises. M. Adams, The Use of Piperonyl Butoxide in Grain Protection. L. Showyin, The Use of Piperonyl Butoxide in Household Formulations. P. Keane, The Use of Piperonyl Butoxide in Formulations for the Control of Pests of Humans, Domestic Pests, and Food Animals. A.G. Jones, Some Lesser Known Properties and Potential New Uses of Piperonyl Butoxide. R. Miller, The Response of Industry to the Data Requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency--THE PBO TASK FORCE. Glossary of Terms. Index.

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The preface of the book is written by Professor Casida, who has done much of the pioneering research in the field, and was recently elected to the Royal Society.

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