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PhytoChemia Acta

Summary of articles

Beyond mosquitoes : Essential oils toxicity and repellency against insect pests: an overview

5 June 2018

Sylvain Mercier, M. Sc., chimiste If you have already been interested in the anti-mosquito action of essential oils, you probably already know the potential effectiveness of citronella as a repellent against these insects that disturb our beautiful summer evenings. Different insects can be vectors of serious diseases such as Aedes sp. which carries dengue or […]

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Green, natural and organic

27 June 2017

Benoit Roger Ph. D.   In a previous blog, we talked about naturals vs. synthetics and we saw that the question is a bit trickier than it seems. In a few words, some consider (and we’re a part of them) that natural compounds are just those forged by nature or spontaneously formed during the extraction process […]

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Publication of a method for analysis of volatile compounds present in the plant material

2 September 2014

Laurie Caron – Summary of articles During my graduate studies in natural products chemistry at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (UQAC), I had the opportunity to publish a few articles related to the topic of my research. Today, I present the first of them deals with a new method for analysis of volatile compounds […]

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