Rotenone, one of traditional botanical insecticide, has been used more than one hundred years. A variety of rotenone derivatives were designed and synthesized in recent years due to environmental benign character and not easy to generate insecticide resistance. This paper described the molecular design, synthesis, and insecticidal activities of a series of rotenone analogues and 2-substituted rotenone derivatives. The preliminary bioassay showed that isorotenone and 2-rotenone nicotinate is equal to rotenone’s against Musca domestica.

Liu Zhicheng, Jiang Dingxin, Xu Hanhong and Zheng Xiaohua