BASIC  FACTS 
 Botanical insecticide 
 
 

A few plant species that contain active insecticidal components have been commercially exploited. Pyrethrum, which is perhaps the most widely used botanical insecticide, is derived from the flowers of a plant in the genus Chrysanthemum, which belongs to the family Compositae.

Its active constituents are collectively called the Pyrethrins which are organic esters formed by the combination of two carboxylic acids and three keto alcohols. The combination of these components account for the kill and knockdown properties of Pyrethrum Extract.

The Pyrethrins are mainly concentrated in the flower head.

 
 Pyrethrum Formulae 
 
Empirical Formulae
Pyrethrin I
Pyrethrin II
Cinerin I
Cinerin II
Jasmolin I
Jasmolin II

Regulatory Information
EEC No.
CAS No.
EINECS
C21 H28 O3
C22 H28 O5
C20 H28 O3
C21 H28 O5
C21 H30 O3
C22 H30 O5



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