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Pesticidal cinnolines
RE31623 Pesticidal cinnolines
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Inventor: Badmin, et al.
Date Issued: July 3, 1984
Application: 06/478,756
Filed: March 25, 1983
Inventors: Badmin; John S. (Faversham, GB2)
Jones; Richard F. (Faversham, GB2)
Assignee: Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Primary Examiner: Robinson; Allen J.
Assistant Examiner:
Attorney Or Agent:
U.S. Class: 514/248
Field Of Search: 424/250
International Class:
U.S Patent Documents:
Foreign Patent Documents:
Other References: J Chem. Soc., 1953, 609..
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 68, 1310 (1946)..

Abstract: Use of certain cinnolines as pesticides and pesticidal compositions containing them.
Claim: What is claimed is:

1. A method for killing insect and acarid pests which comprises applying to a locus infested by said pests an effective amount of one of eleven cinnolines of the formula

2. A method according to claim 1 in which the cinnoline is one in which b is methyl and a, c, d and e, each, is hydrogen.

It has been found that certain cinnolines have insecticidal and/or acaricidal properties, some being of interest for controlling ticks. These cinnolines, eleven in number, are described by the formula:

______________________________________ ##STR1## (I) wherein a, b, c, d and e are as follows: Compound No. a b c d e ______________________________________ (1) H H H H H (2) H .[.COOH.]. .Iadd.phenyl.Iaddend. H H H (3) H OH H Br H (4) Br HH H H (5) H H H H Cl (6) H H Cl H H (7) H CH.sub.3 H H H (8) CH.sub.3 C.sub.2 H.sub.5 H H H (9) CH.sub.3 OH H H H (10) CH.sub.3 .[.COOCH.sub.3 .]. .Iadd.OC(O)CH.sub. 3.Iaddend. H H H (11) CH.sub.3 H H H H ______________________________________

The invention accordingly comprises the use of these compounds as insecticides and/or acaricides and insecticidal and/or acaricidal compositions containing sufficient amounts of them to control such pests, together with a carrier or both acarrier and a surface-active agent.

The term `carrier` as used herein means a solid or fluid material, which may be inorganic or organic and of synthetic or natural origin, with which the active compound is mixed or formulated to facilitate its application to the plant, seed, soil,animal, or other object to be treated, or its storage, transport or handling. The carrier may be a solid or a fluid. Any of the materials usually applied in formulating pesticides may be used as the carrier.

Suitable solid carriers are natural and synthetic clays and silicates, for example natural silicas such as diatomacious earths; magnesium silicates, for example, talcs; magnesium aluminum silicates, for example, attapulgites and vermiculites;aluminium silicates, for example, kaolinites, montmorillonites and micas; calcium carbonate; calcium sulphate; synthetic hydrated silicon oxides and synthetic calcium or aluminum silicates; elements such as for example, carbon and sulphur; natural andsynthetic resins such as, for example coumarone resins, polyvinyl chloride and styrene polymers and copolymers; solid polychlorophenols; bitumen; waxes such as for example, beeswax, paraffin wax, and chlorinated mineral waxes; and solid fertilizers, forexample superphosphates.

Examples of suitable fluid carriers are water, alcohols, such as for example, isopropanol, glycols; ketones such as for example, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone and cyclohexanone; ethers; aromatic hydrocarbons such as forexample, benzene, toluene and xylene; petroleum fractions such as for example, kerosine, light mineral oils; chlorinated hydrocarbons, such as for example, carbon tetrachloride, perchloroethylene, trichloroethane, including liquefied normally vaporousgaseous compounds. Mixtures of different liquids are often suitable.

The surface-active agent may be an emulsifying agent or a dispersing agent or a wetting agent; it may be nonionic or ionic. Any of the surface-active agents usually applied in formulating herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides may be used. Examples of suitable surfaceactive agents are the sodium or calcium salts of polyacrylic acids and lignin sulphonic acids; the condensation products of fatty acids or aliphatic amines or amides containing at least 12 carbon atoms in the molecule withethylene oxide and/or propylene oxide; fatty acid esters of glycerol, sorbitan, sucrose or pentaerythritol; condensates of these with ethylene oxide and/or propylene oxide; condensation products of fatty alcohols or alkyl phenols for examplep-octylphenol or p-octylcresol, with ethylene oxide and/or propylene oxide; sulphates or sulphonates of these condensation products; alkali or alkaline earth metal salts, preferably sodium salts, of sulphuric or sulphonic acid esters containing at least10 carbon atoms in the molecule, for example, sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium secondary alkyl sulphates, sodium salts of sulphurated castor oil, and sodium alkylaryl sulphonates such as sodium dodecylbenzene sulphonate; and polymers of ethylene oxide andcopolymers of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide.

The compositions of the invention may be formulated as wettable powders, dusts, granules, solutions, emulsifiable concentrates, emulsions, suspension concentrates and aerosols and will generally contain 0.5 to 95% by weight, preferably 0.5 to 75%by weight, of toxicant. Wettable powders are usually compounded to contain 25, 50 or 75% by weight of toxicant and usually contain, in addition to solid carrier, 3-10% by weight of a dispersing agent and, where necessary, 0-10% by weight ofstabilizer(s) and/or other additives such as penetrants or stickers. Dusts are usually formulated as a dust concentrate having a similar composition to that of a wettable powder but without a dispersant, and are diluted in the field with further solidcarrier to give a composition usually containing 1/2-10% by weight of toxicant. Granules are usually prepared to have a size between 10 and 100 BS mesh (1.676-0.152 mm), and may be manufactured by agglomeration or impregnation techniques. Generally,granules will contain 1/2-25% by weight toxicant and 0-10% by weight of additives such as stabilizers, slow release modifiers and binding agents. Emulsifiable concentrates usually contain, in addition to the solvent and, when necessary, co-solvent,10-50% w/v toxicant, 2-20% w/v emulsifiers and 0-20% w/v of appropriate additives such as stabilizers, penetrants and corrosion inhibitors. Suspension concentrates are compounded so as to obtain a stable, non-sedimenting, flowable product and usuallycontain 10-75% by weight toxicant, 0.5-15% by weight of dispersing agents, 0.1-10% by weight of suspending agents such as protective colloids and thixotropic agents, 0-10% by weight of appropriate additives such as defoamers, corrosion inhibitors,stabilizers, penetrants and stickers, and as carrier, water or an organic liquid in which the toxicant is substantially insoluble; certain organic salts may be dissolved in the carrier to assist in preventing sedimentation or as antifreeze agents forwater.

Aqueous dispersions and emulsions, for example, compositions obtained by diluting a wettable powder or a concentrate according to the invention with water, also lie within the scope of the present invention. The said emulsions may be of thewater-in-oil or of the oil-in-water type, and may have a thick "mayonnaise"-like consistency.

The compositions of the invention may also contain other ingredients for example, other compounds possessing pesticidal, for example insecticidal, acaricidal, herbicidal or fungicidal properties.

The cinnoline derivatives of Formula I may be prepared by methods known per se in the literature, for example, the methods disclosed in:

J. Chem. Soc., 1953, 609;

J. Am Chem. Soc., 68, 1310, (1946);

J. Chem. Soc. (C), 1968, 2621;

J. Chem. Soc., 1956, 4207;

J. Chem. Soc., 1959, 2366; and

J. Chem. Soc., 1948, 354.

The invention is further illustrated by references to the following examples:


Pesticidal Activity

The insecticidal and acaricidal activity of the compounds according to the present invention was tested as follows:

The compounds as shown in Table I were formulated as solutions or suspensions in water containing 20% by weight of acetone and 0.05% by weight of Triton X 100 as wetting agent. The formulations contained 0.6% by weight of the compounds to betested. Broad bean plants, trimmed to one leaf each, were sprayed on the under-surface of the leaf with the above formulation, spraying with a spraying machine delivering 450 liters per hectare, the plants passing under the spray on a moving belt. Tenapterous (6 day old) vetch aphids (Megoura viciae - M.v.) were placed on the sprayed leaf of each broad bean plant. The plants were then enclosed in glass cylinders fitted at one end with a muslin cap. Mortality counts were made after 24 hours.

In tests against glass house spider mites (Tetranychus urticae - T.u.) leaf discs cut from French bean plants were sprayed in the manner described above. One hour after spraying, the discs were inoculated with 10 adult mites. Mortality countswere made 48 hours after inoculation.

The results of the tests against Megoura viciae and Tetranychus urticae were graded according to the following scheme:

Grade 0=less than 50% mortality at 0.6% active ingredient in spray.

Grade 1=50% mortality at a concentration range .ltoreq.0.6 to >0.2% active ingredient in spray.

Grade 2=50% mortality at a concentration range .ltoreq.0.2 and >0.06% active ingredient in spray.

Grade 3=50% mortality at a concentration range .ltoreq.0.06 and >0.02% active ingredient in spray.

Grade 4=50% mortality at a concentration range .ltoreq.0.02% and >0.06% active ingredient in spray.

The results are shown in Table I.

TABLE I ______________________________________ Pesticidal Grades Compound No. M.v. T.u. ______________________________________ 1 3 4 2 0 2 3 1 0 4 3 1 5 1 3 6 3 1 7 3 4 8 2 1 9 1 0 10 2 1 11 0 1 ______________________________________


Tickicidal Activity

(a) Larvae

The compounds shown in Table II were formulated as solutions or fine suspensions in acetone containing 10% by weight of polyethylene glycol having an average molecular weight of 400. The formulations contained 0.1% by weight of the compound tobe tested. 1 milliliter of the above-mentioned solution was applied evenly to a filter paper situated inside a petri dish. After the paper was sufficiently dry it was folded in half and partly crimped along the outer edge to form a packet. About80-100 larvae of the cattle tick (Boophilus microplus) were transferred into the packet which was then sealed completely. The packets were placed inside a incubator, maintained at C. and 80% relative humidity, before assessing mortality 24hours later.

Firstly, the compounds were rated according to the following scheme:

A. .gtoreq.90% mortality

B 80-30% mortality

C .ltoreq.20% mortality

Then, those compounds gaining an A rating were subjected to further testing to determine the lethal concentration to kill 50% of the pest (LC.sub.50); four concentrations were applied to obtain a dosage/mortality curve and each test was repeated2 to 3 times. The toxicity of the compound is compared with that of a standard insecticide (parathion) and expressed as a Toxicity Index (TI). ##EQU1##

(b) Adults

For initial tests a 5% solution of the compound was prepared in acetone. For secondary tests with active compounds, half dilutions were prepared in acetone, to span the estimated LD.sub.50.

Fully engorged female ticks (Boophilus microplus) were placed ventral side uppermost in a petri dish. Each test solution was taken up in a micrometer syringe and a 2 microliter droplet of solution applied to the ventral abdomen of each tick. Twelve ticks were treated with each solution both in initial and secondary tests.

Treated ticks were stored (for fourteen days) in an incubator maintained at C. and 80% relative humidity. The reduction in the amount of eggs produced during this period was assessed and the eggs were retained for a further period toestimate the percentage hatch.

In initial tests, compounds were rated:

A .gtoreq.90% reduction in egg mass

B 80-30% reduction in egg mass

C .ltoreq.20% reduction in egg mass

Compounds rated A are passed for an LD.sub.50 determination, four concentrations being applied to obtain a dosage/response curve and the test repeated 2 or 3 times.

The toxicity of a compound is compared with that of the standard parathion and expressed as a Toxicity Index (TI). ##EQU2##

The results for larvae and adult ticks are shown in Table II.

The tests included a strain of mites (Mount Alford strain) that is known to be resistant to the action of organophosphorus (O-P) compounds, and a strain that is known not to be resistant to the action of such compounds. Also shown in Table II isthe Resistance Factor for each of the compounds tested which is defined as follows: ##EQU3##

TABLE II ______________________________________ Activity Against the Susceptible and Mount Alford OP-Resistant Strains of the Cattle Tick (Boophilus Microplus) Active Ingredient Larva Adult Compound Toxicity Resistance Toxicity Resistance No. Index Factor Index Factor ______________________________________ 1 51 1 25 1 7 42 1 57 1 2 B -- C -- Parathion 100 220 100 110 ______________________________________

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