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Top Curr Chem (Cham). 2017 Oct 9;375(6):82. doi: 10.1007/s41061-017-0169-9.

Sulfur-Containing Agrochemicals.

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1
Key Laboratory of Pesticide and Chemical Biology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Central China Normal University, 152 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, 430079, People's Republic of China.
2
Key Laboratory of Pesticide and Chemical Biology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Central China Normal University, 152 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, 430079, People's Republic of China. gfyang@mail.ccnu.edu.cn.

Abstract

Modern agricultural chemistry has to support farmers by providing innovative agrochemicals. In this context, the introduction of sulfur atoms into an active ingredient is still an important tool in modulating the properties of new crop-protection compounds. More than 30% of today's agrochemicals contain at least one sulfur atom, mainly in fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. A number of recently developed sulfur-containing agrochemical candidates represent a novel class of chemical compounds with new modes of action, so we intend to highlight the emerging interest in commercially active sulfur-containing compounds. This chapter gives a comprehensive overview of selected leading sulfur-containing pesticidal chemical families namely: sulfonylureas, sulfonamides, sulfur-containing heterocyclics, thioureas, sulfides, sulfones, sulfoxides and sulfoximines. Also, the most suitable large-scale synthetic methods of the recently launched or provisionally approved sulfur-containing agrochemicals from respective chemical families have been highlighted.

KEYWORDS:

Agrochemicals; Crop protection; Mode of action; Sulfur; Synthesis

PMID:
28993992
DOI:
10.1007/s41061-017-0169-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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