DEVELOPMENT OF AN ORALLY EFFECTIVE INSECT REPELLENT.
Quarterly progress rept., 1 Nov 63-31 Jan 64,
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL
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Several compounds were tested for their effectiveness in preventing mosquitoes from biting mice and from ingesting blood through an animal membrane. Of the compounds tested, only N-amyl succinamide and allethrin were effective at a concentration of 0.1 mgml. Allethrin was effective both in vitro and in vivo at a concentration of 0.001 mgml. Work on succinamides and allethrin will be continued. Evaluation of other compounds in vitro and in vivo will also be continued. In addition, tests are being designed to detect mosquito biting in the absence of blood sucking. Author