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Synthesis and Biological Activity of Triclopyr Derivatives Containing the Pyridine Group


Zi-hui Yang*, Gong-Zheng Yang and Yue-yue Qi   Pages 1 - 4 ( 4 )


Background Triclopyr(Dow-503), which the commercial name was green grass, was an internal absorption and selective novel herbicide ,and it was developed by Dow agricultural sciences using the basic structure of 2,4-D. Triclopyr was suitable for preventing broadleaf weeds for removing shrubs, maintaining fireproof lines, raising pine trees and forest areas moreover, it could be used in paddy fields to prevent some broad leaved weeds at the dose of 150-500g/hm.

Method: Two novel Triclopyr derivatives were synthesized based on the structure of commerical herbicide Triclopyr. Their structures were confirmed by 1H NMR, meltiong point and elemental analysis. The preliminary bioassay were also evlauated.

Results: The preliminary bioassay results showed that the title compounds had some herbicidal activities at the dosage of 150 g/hm2.The compound 1 and 2 show the 100% inhibition against three kinds of test weeds.Further test revealed that the compound 2 showed the 100% inhibition against the Amaranthus.The safety test for crop revealed that the compound 2 was safe for paddy at the dosage of 150 g/hm2. Conclusion: The two compounds can be used as the leading compounds with certain optimized value.


Triclopyr, pyridine, synthesis, safety test, weeds , herbicidal Activities


Shan Dong Jinhuahai Biotechnology Co.,Ltd., Jinan Shandong, Jiangsu Laike Chemistry Co., Ltd., Nantong ,Jiangsu, Zhejiang Tianfeng Biochemistry Zhejiang

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