Cuelure Pheromone Concentrate

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Cuelure Pure Technical, 99% - [ CAS no 3572-06-3 ]

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Brief Introduction

Fenton Chemicals is the leading manufacturer of Speciality Chemicals , Emulsifiers , Silicon Spreaders and Pheromones all over the globe.  Fenton Chemicals is manufacturing Cuelure of the hightest quality with purity more than 97% for every batch .

Description

The Cuelure is a synthetic product related with the sexual pheromone produced by dipeptra of the Bactrocera genus , highly effective for the management of various fruit flies. It can be used for monitoring populations programs ( monitoring ) as well as management ( mass capture ) .

Cuelure is chemically related to the sex pheromone produced by female melon flies to attract males for mating. Pheromones are volatile chemicals produced by a given species to change the behavior of other individuals of the same species. Cuelure will be initially used to attract male melon flies to prevent them from mating and producing the next fly generation. The name cuelure is derived from the Latin name of the target melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquilette). Cuelure is a colorless to pale yellow liquid . It volatilizes slowly. Tests show that cuelure attracts male melon flies more effectively than the unmodified sex pheromone.

FRUIT FLIES ATTRACTED TO CUELURE BLOCK

  • Bactrocera cucurbitae
  • Bactrocera newmanii
  • Bactrocera tryoni
  • Bactrocera neohumeralis
  • Bactrocera frauenfeldi
  • Bactrocera nigrotibialis

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Melon Fly
(Dacus Cucurbitae Coquillet)


  • CUELURE mixed in different ratios with Methyl Eugenol is used as an attractant for melon fly (Dacus Cucurbitae Coquillet).

Usage Sites

 CUELURE is expected to be used initially in producing end products that attract and inactivate melon flies on such crops as Cucumber, Gherkin, Melons, Pumpkin, Bitter gourd, Coccinia (Little gourd), Snake gourd, Ridge gourd, Bottle gourd & other Cucurbitaceous crops and some fruits (Mango, Guava, Sapota, Citrus etc.)

 

Technical Details

 

Chemical Name – 4-(-4-acetoxyphenyl)-butan-2-one

Molecular Weight – 206 g/mol

 

TEST PARAMETERS

STANDARDS

ACTUAL RESULTS

Appearance

Clear Liquid

Clear Liquid

Color

Light Pale Yellow

Light Pale Yellow

Refractive Index

1.505 – 1.520

1.507

Density (g/ml )at 200C

1.000 – 1.110 g/ml

1.099 g/ml

Assay ( GC )

Min 97%

99.13%

 

 

 

 

For Monitoring

• No. of lures per KM2 : 1

 • Timing: Through-out the year

• Replacement: Once in 30 – 40 days

• Total lures to be used per KM2 : 8 – 12/ year

 

For Area-wide Control

 • No. of lures per Acre: 6 – 10

 • Timing: From flowering to harvest

• Replacement: Once in 30 – 40 days

• Total lures to be used in a season per acre: 12-20 or 18-30 depending on the crop