Next Article in Journal
1H- and 13C-NMR Analysis of a Series of 1,2-Diaryl-1H-4,5-dihydroimidazoles
Previous Article in Journal
Investigation of DNA-protein Sequence-Specific Interactions with a ds-DNA Array
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

, , , , ,  and *
State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, P.R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 October 2004 / Revised: 18 January 2005 / Accepted: 20 January 2005 / Published: 28 February 2005
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [214 KB, uploaded 18 June 2014]   |   Browse Figures


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.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote |
MDPI and ACS Style

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.

View more citation formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

For more information on the journal, click here


[Return to top]
Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert