Inspired by flowers: Synthetic routes to scalemic deltamethrinic acid

A. Krief, S. Jeanmart, A. Kremer

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This review reports different syntheses of deltamethrinic acid, especially those originating from our laboratory. Deltamethrinic acid is a synthetic compound whose structure is inspired from those present in the flower head of the plant Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium. Its ester 'deltamethrin' exhibits an extremely high insecticidal activity (DDTx35.000) and an extremely low toxicity to mammals. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2555-2575
Number of pages21
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2009


  • Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium
  • Flowers
  • Insecticides
  • Molecular Structure
  • Pyrethrins


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