Ant-repellent sesquiterpene lactones from Eupatorium quadrangularae

Adewole L. Okunade, David F. Wiemer

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Abstract

The chloroform extract from the leaves of Eupatorium quadrangularae has been systematically fractionated by following biological activity in a bioassay which measures repellency to the leafcutter ant Atta cephalotes (Formicidae, Attini). Several sesquiterpene lactones were isolated, two of which showed significant ant-repellency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1199-1201
Number of pages3
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

Keywords

  • Atta cephalotes
  • Compositae
  • Eupatorium quadrangularae
  • ant-repellent.
  • leafcutter ants
  • sesquiterpene lactones

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