Insect repellent activity of diterpenoid alkaloids

Ulubelen A., Mericli A., Mericli F., Kilincer N., Ferizli A., Emekci M., ...More

PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, vol.15, pp.170-171, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ptr.688
  • Title of Journal : PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.170-171


Diterpenoid and norditerpenoid alkaloids were tested against Tribolium casteneum (Herbst,) in order to assess their repellent activity. Of 29 tested alkaloids, 21 compounds showed promising insect repellent activity, while eight of them were not found to be active. The alkaloids were obtained from Delphinium, Consolida and Aconitum species. The highest activity was found in hetisine, a diterpene alkaloid (59.37%) and the lowest activity in another diterpene alkaloid venulol (31.25%), Copyright (C) 2001 John Whey & Sons, Ltd.