Porphyric Pesticides: Chemistry, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Applications
(ACS Symposium Series, 559)

By Stephen O. Duke, Constantin A. Rebeiz (Editors) - Hardcover - May 1994

 

From Book News, Inc.
Developed from a symposium at the 206th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in Chicago, August 1993. About two-thirds of the volume discusses the use of porphyric pesticides as herbicides. Various chapters deal with the synthesis, chemical structures, quantitative structure-activity relationships, and mode of action of porphyric herbicides. The rest of the volume details the effects of porphyrins and porphyrinogenic compounds on animals. The use of porphyrins and porphyrinogenic compounds as insecticides and pharmaceuticals and their mammalian toxicology are covered. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Book Description
Focuses on the use of porphyrins and porphyrinogenic compounds as herbicides, insecticides, and pharmaceuticals. Discusses the synthesis, chemical structure, structure-activity relationships, and mode of action of porphyric herbicides. Examines the mammalian toxicology of porphyrins and porphyrinogenic compounds used in insecticides and therapeutic agents. Also describes the use of porphyrins and porphyrinogenic compounds as pharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and metabolic disorders.