Insecticidal effects of activated charcoal and clays

Majumder, S. K. ; Narasimhan, K. S. ; Subramanyan, V. (1959) Insecticidal effects of activated charcoal and clays Nature, 185 . pp. 1165-1166. ISSN 0028-0836

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL:

Related URL:


Briscoe, Kitchner et al. , Wigglesworth, and Parkin have studied the 'inert' dusts for their insecticidal action. Reports on the insecticidal properties of 'inert' dusts, particularly of silica, coal ash, diamond, 'Carborundum', dusts from blast furnaces, flint, felspar, magnesite and dolomite are available. While screening samples of various clays, decolourizing carbon, gas absorbing carbon, silica gel and commercial soil conditioners for insecticidal effects, it was observed that most of the dusts passing through a 300-mesh had various degrees of insecticidal effects on Tribolium casteneum Hbst. adults; but activated charcoal and decolourizing clays exhibited, in general, quicker effects on insects than unactivated dusts. Samples of wood shavings, sawdusts, coconut shells and kaolinic clays were activated therefore, for further studies on their insecticidal properties. Activated charcoals were prepared by the zinc chloride activation method and kaolinic clays were activated by acid treatment.

Item Type:Article
Source:Copyright of this article belongs to Nature Publishing Group.
ID Code:49471
Deposited On:21 Jul 2011 10:51
Last Modified:21 Jul 2011 10:51

Repository Staff Only: item control page