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Molecules 2018, 23(2), 356;

High Add Valued Application of Turpentine in Crop Production through Structural Modification and QSAR Analysis

Research & Development Center of Biorational Pesticide, College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi, China
Shaanxi Province Key Laboratory of Economic Plant Resources Development and Utilization, College of Forestry, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi, China
Institute of Chemical Industry of Forest Products, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Nanjing 210042, Jiangsu, China
These authors contributed equally to this paper and share co-first authorship.
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Received: 12 January 2018 / Revised: 3 February 2018 / Accepted: 6 February 2018 / Published: 8 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Collection Recent Advances in Flavors and Fragrances)
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Turpentine is a volatile component of resin, which is an abundant forest resource in Southern China. As one of the most important components, the integrated application of β-pinene has been studied. The broad-spectrum evaluation of β-pinene and its analogues has, therefore, been necessary. In an attempt to expand the scope of agro-activity trials, the preparation and the evaluation of the herbicidal activity of a series of β-pinene analogues against three agricultural herbs were carried out. In accordance with the overall herbicidal activity, it is noteworthy that compounds 6k, 6l, and 6m demonstrated extreme activity with IC50 values of 0.065, 0.065, and 0.052 mol active ingredients/hectare against E. crus-galli. The preliminary structure–activity relationship (SAR) was analyzed and the compounds with the appropriate volatility and substituent type that had beneficial herbicidal activity were analyzed. Simultaneously, the quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) model was built and the most important structural features were indicated, which was, to a certain extent, in line with the SAR study. The study aimed to study the application of the forest resource turpentine in agriculture as a potential and alternative approach for comprehensive utilization. View Full-Text
Keywords: turpentine; herbicidal activity; SAR; QSAR turpentine; herbicidal activity; SAR; QSAR

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Gao, Y.; Li, J.; Li, J.; Song, Z.; Shang, S.; Rao, X. High Add Valued Application of Turpentine in Crop Production through Structural Modification and QSAR Analysis. Molecules 2018, 23, 356.

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