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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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MENDES, Nelymar Martineli et al. Atividade moluscicida da mistura de ácidos 6-n-alquil salicílicos (ácido anacárdico) e dos seus complexos com cobre (II) e chumbo (II). Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 1990, vol.23, n.4, pp.217-224. ISSN 0037-8682.

The molluscicide activity of hexanic extract from Anacardium occidental L. (cashew) nutshell, of copper (II) complex, of lead (II) complex and anacardic acid has been compared in the laboratory in an attempt to obtain better stability than anacardic acid. This was obtained from the hexanic extract of the cashew nut shell by precipitation with lead (II) hydroxide or cupric sulfate plus sodium hydroxide or (II) cupric hydroxide followed by treatment of lead (II) complex with a diluted solution of sulfuric acid. Ten products of the mixture obtained were tested on adults snails of Biomphalaria glabrata at I to 10 ppm. The most active products were copper (II) complex, obtained by cupric sulfate plus sodium hydroxide, and anacardic acid (sodium hydroxide) which presented activity at 4ppm. The anacardic acid's lead content was above the limits accepted by the United States standards.

Keywords : Biomphalaria glabrata; Anacardic acid; Complexes; Molluscicide.

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