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Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel pyrethrin derivatives containing 1,3,4-oxadiazole and thioether moieties as active insecticidal agents

Zaibo Yang, Pei Li, Yinju He, Jun Luo, Jing Zhou, Yinghong Wu, and Liantao Chen

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qiannan Normal University for Nationalities, Duyun, People’s Republic of China



Received: 25 July 2019  Accepted: 26 November 2019


To discover and develop novel active molecules, in this study, a series of novel pyrethrin derivatives containing 1,3,4-oxadiazole and thioether moieties were designed and synthesized. Bioassay results revealed that some of the target compounds possessed good insecticidal activities against Plutella xylostella (P. xylostella), Vegetable aphids (V. aphids), and Empoasca vitis (E. vitis), respectively, which were even better than those of the commercial insecticidal agents chlorpyrifos, beta cypermethrin, spinosad, and azadirachtin. The results favored our rational design intention and provide a new class of small-molecule inhibitors available for the development of active insecticidal agents targeting P. xylostella, V. aphids, and E. vitis.

Keywords: Pyrethrin; trans-Ethyl chrysanthemate; 1,3,4-Oxadiazole; Thioether; Insecticidal activity

Full paper is available at

DOI: 10.1007/s11696-019-01012-4


Chemical Papers 74 (5) 1621–1632 (2020)

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