Journal or Book Title
Synthesis and Chemistry of Agrochemicals VI
Monoterpenoids are naturally occurring plant compounds that have been shown to have toxicity to insects. Quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR)s were developed for monoterpenoids and their derivatives. Monoterpenoid phenols and alcohols (thymol, carvacrol, carveol, and geraniol) and their ester derivatives were examined to determine the structural features of the molecules that are essential for their toxicity to house flies. Using a variety of classical and quantum parameters, we found that electronic properties within each monoterpenoid group showed a high correlation with house fly toxicity.
American Chemical Society
Grodnitzky, Justin A. and Coats, Joel R., "Using Classic and Quantum Parameters to Determine Monoterpenoids' Insecticidal Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships" (2001). Entomology Publications. 355.