(E, Z)-2, 6-nonadien-1-al and (E)-2-nonen-1-al Present in Crushed Cucumbers are Natural Repellents for the American Cockroach (Periplaneta Americana)
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v84, n3 (June, 1984), 82-85
The compounds (E, Z)-2,6-nonadien-l-al and (E)-2-nonen-l-al that are present in crushed cucumbers were found to repel 98% of American cockroaches, Periplaneta americana L., when present at concentrations of 50 ppm in a test chamber.
Author Institution: Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University
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