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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Bioactive Properties of Eugenol and Its Synthetic Deviations

item Cutler, Stephen - MERCER UNIV
item Tworkoski, Thomas
item Cutler, Horace - MERCER UNIV

Submitted to: Plant Growth Regulator Society of America Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 26, 2002
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Because the natural product eugenol exhibited certain medicinal properties and because of its functional hydroxyl group, it became an ideal template to construct synthetic derivatives. Subsequently, these were tested for plant growth regulatory activity in the etiolated wheat coleoptile assay, Triticum aestivum, and as phytotoxic agents against common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisifolia, and Johnsongrass, Sorghum halapense.Of the15 compounds tested, 6 inhibited coleoptile growth from 100 to 34% at 10-3M, and 1 promoted growth 34% at 10-3M. Two were shown to be active against intact plants and one was as active as the lead compound, eugenol. Structures and their relative activities will be discussed.

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