Synthesis and biological activity of acetates of copper (II) and iron (III) for the control of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)

Jéssica V. Nardeli, Claudio T. de Carvalho, Marcelo Alves Teixeira, Gustavo G. Fonseca, Eduardo J. de Arruda


This work aimed to the synthesis of basic acetates of Cu (II) and Fe(III) against larvae of Aedes aegypti and Gram negative and Gram positive. The transition metal ions Cu (II) and Fe (III) have bactericidal activity and are toxic to Aedes aegypti larvae in the eggs and larval stages of initial, precludes the eggs hatch and slow reproductive cycle of the insect. The theme investigates the importance of carboxyl groups in complex formation, transport and cellular internalization of the toxic ions. It is known that the bactericide or insecticide activity is due to metal ions and Cu (II)or Fe (III).


Aedes aegypti; acetates; larvicide

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