derris root


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Related to derris root: Derris elliptica
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Noun1.derris root - woody vine having bright green leaves and racemes of rose-tinted white flowersderris root - woody vine having bright green leaves and racemes of rose-tinted white flowers; the swollen roots contain rotenone
genus Derris - genus of Old World tropical shrubs and woody vines
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Rotenone is the bio-active compound extracted from Derris elliptica and other important constituents of Derris root (e.g., deguelin and tephrosin) which indicated to be toxic to insects.
An experiment in the use of derris root (rotenone) on the fish and fish-food organisms of Third Sister Lake.
The active constituents of Derris root powder are soluble in acetone, benzene, chloroform ,ether and in some other organic solvents; they are slightly soluble in alcohol but insoluble in water, weak in acids and in alkalis.
Pour 1/2 pound herbal insecticide powder (such as her five-herbs powder) or powdered derris root (Ed.
Herbal insecticide lotion: Pour one-half pound of herbal insecticide powder or powdered derris root or tobacco dust, into a glass flask big enough to hold two quarts.
Rotenone is the bio-active compound extracted from Derris elliptica and other important constituents of Derris root (e.g., deguelin and tephrosin) that have been shown to be toxic to insects, although they are less active than rotenone [2].
Rotenone is the main bio-active compound extracted from Derris elliptica and other important constituents of Derris root (e.g., deguelin and tephrosin) have been shown to be toxic to insects.
Rotenone is one of the important bio-active compounds extracted from Derris elliptica and other important constituents of Derris root (e.g., deguelin and tephrosin) have been shown to be toxic to insects as well.
Rotenone is a nonpolar compound which required a medium polarity solvent to be extracted from Derris roots. The green cocktail used (a solvent mixture of DES and acetonitrile) for extraction process contained moderate polarities of 54.76 and 45.6 Kcal[mol.sup.-1], respectively, in which both chemicals lie in the range of moderate polarity [16].