Production of Thiophene from Tagetus patula
Anisha Brigit Shajan*, Anooja PA, Mitha VM, Neethu Paulson, Sanooja K, Sushitha T Nair, and Praveena P
Department of Biotechnology, Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Kerala, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Anisha Brigit Shajan
Department of Biotechnology
Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology
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Received date: November 17, 2012; Accepted date: December 26, 2012; Published date: January 01, 2013
Citation: Shajan AB, Anooja PA, Mitha VM, Paulson N, Sanooja K, et al. (2013) Production of Thiophene from Tagetus patula. J Plant Pathol Microb 4:155. doi:10.4172/2157-7471.1000155
Copyright: ©2013 Shajan AB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Thiophene chemistry proved to be very interesting for several industrial branches. The thiophene moiety was found to have larvicidal action on mosquito larvae. Thiophene is present in the leaves of T. patula. It was extracted from leaves by solvent extraction and also by tissue culture. The results were analysed by Spectrophotometer, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and larvicidal action.