Spinosyn A aglycone
Spinosyn A aglycone is an acid degradation product produced by hydrolysis of both saccharide groups on spinosyn A, the major component of the commercial insecticide, spinosad. Spinosyn A aglycone is only weakly active as an insecticide as the saccharides are considered essential for potent activity. Despite the importance of spinosyns as agro-chemical insecticides and more recently as animal health products, there are few published reports of the biological activity or the levels of spinosyn A aglycone in animals or in the environment.
- Conversion of spinosyn A and spinosyn D to their respective 9- and17-pseudoaglycones and their aglycones. Creemer L.C. et al., J. Antibiot. 1998, 51, 795.
- Environmental fate of spinosad. 1. Dissipation and degradation in aqueous systems. Cleveland C.B. et al., J. Agric. Food Chem. 2002, 50, 3244.