Synthesis and Insecticidal Activity of Oxazaphospholidines, Oxathiaphospholanes, and Thiazaphospholidines

Wu Shao-Yong, Akinori Hirashima, Ryuko Takeya, Morifusa Eto

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Fifty-five new five-membered cyclic organophosphorus compounds including oxazaphospholidines, thiazaphospholidines, and oxathiaphospholanes were synthesized, which have substituents at 4- or/and 5-positions besides at the 2-position. The thiazaphospholidines showed the highest insecticidal activity followed by oxathiaphospholanes and oxazaphospholidines. The position preference of substituents in insecticidal activity was most obvious in the oxazaphospholidines. It was preferable for insecticidal activity to have the substituent near the more basic atom: the 4-position for thiazaphospholidine and oxazaphospholidine, the 5-position for oxathiaphospholane, with the exception of 4- or 5-phenyl oxazaphospholidine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2911-2917
Number of pages7
JournalAgricultural and Biological Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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