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Molecules 2005, 10(2), 427-434; doi:10.3390/10020427

The Synthesis and Herbicidal Activity of 1-Alkyl-3-(α-hydroxysubstituted benzylidene)pyrrolidine-2,4-diones

State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, P.R. China
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Received: 27 October 2004 / Revised: 18 January 2005 / Accepted: 20 January 2005 / Published: 28 February 2005
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In the search for better herbicides a series of 1-alkyl-3-(α-hydroxy-(un)substituted benzylidene)pyrrolidine-2,4-diones were prepared and their structure-activity relationships studied. All their structures have been confirmed by 1H-NMR andelemental analysis. The preliminary bioassay results indicated that some of them have highherbicidal activity against annual dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous plants.
Keywords: Pyrrolidine; herbicides; inhibition. Pyrrolidine; herbicides; inhibition.
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Zhu, Y.-Q.; Yao, C.-S.; Zou, X.-M.; Hu, F.-Z.; Liu, B.; Li, Y.-H.; Yang, H.-Z. The Synthesis and Herbicidal Activity of 1-Alkyl-3-(α-hydroxysubstituted benzylidene)pyrrolidine-2,4-diones. Molecules 2005, 10, 427-434.

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