TERMITICIDAL ACTIVITY OF ACORUS CALAMUS LINN. RHIZOMES AND ITS MAIN CONSTITUENTS AGAINST COPTOTERMES CURVIGNATHUS HOLMGREN

Adfa, Morina and Fio, Livandri and Neva, Putri Meita and Syalfinaf, Manaf and Masayuki, Ninomiya and Irfan, Gustian and Agus, Martono Hadi Putranto and Rochmah, Supriati (2017) TERMITICIDAL ACTIVITY OF ACORUS CALAMUS LINN. RHIZOMES AND ITS MAIN CONSTITUENTS AGAINST COPTOTERMES CURVIGNATHUS HOLMGREN. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. pp. 47-50.

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Abstract

The termiticidal activity of n-hexane and methanol fractions of Acorus calamus Linn rhizomes against Coptotermes curv ign ath us Ho lmgr en was i nvest igated . Both f ractio ns have demon str ated str ong term iti cida l ac tivit y. The activity of n-hexane fraction was stronger than that of the methanol fraction. Based on GC-MS data, β-asarone was found to be a major constituent of n-hexane fraction (70.1%) and isolation of β-asarone was carried out on column chromatography to afford as a yellow oil in 59.1% yield. Furthermore, the antitermite properties of β -asarone and α -asaron e of the isomer we re investig ated. Our data sugg ested that the two asarone isomer s have insect control potential. These findings lead to the discovery of more environmentally friendly termiticides against C. curvignathus.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Math & Natural Science > Journal
Depositing User: 161 Septi Septi
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 04:43
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 08:36
URI: http://repository.unib.ac.id/id/eprint/11789

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