Accession Number : AD0647497

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF AN ORALLY EFFECTIVE INSECT REPELLENT.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept., 1 Nov 66-31 Jan 67.

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Report Date : 31 JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Further experimental observations were made to test the validity of the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-carbon dioxide (CO2) hypothesis outlined in previous reports. Repellents that are GABA analogues were tested in order to obtain further information on the chemical structures that are repellent to mosquitoes. A rationale is presented that could possibly unify views on the molecular configurations of compounds that are generally repellent to mosquitoes. Pilot studies were made on a new type of electronic recording instrument, which is considerably more economical to use than the Sanborn model 320 recorder that is presently employed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INSECT REPELLENTS, EFFECTIVENESS), ENTOMOLOGY, CARBON DIOXIDE, MOLECULAR ASSOCIATION, AMINO ACIDS, FATTY ACIDS, CULICIDAE, ELECTRONIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE