A synergistic composition, useful as an insect repellent

A synergistic composition comprising of dimethyl phthalate in the range or 10 to 75 wt %; allyl sulphate in the range of 10 to 15 wt %; citronella oil in the range of 5 to 10 wt %; neem oil in the range of 5 to 10 wt % and eucalyptus oil in the range of 2 to 5 wt %, which is an effective insect repellent. This composition can be used in combating menace caused by insects, especially mosquitoes, by spraying in different doses on grass, shrubs and trees. Typical sites for use of this composition can be in the yard around one's home or apartment, on a golf course, around a race track, in campground, in a park, on a basket ball or foot ball field and the like.

Patent Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

Patent No: IN226290 [India]

Application No: 243/DEL/2003

Inventor(s): Kumares Chandra Bit; Sukuru Ramakrishna Rao; Kalyan Sen

Issue Date: 13-04-2007

Filing Date: 03-07-2003

Licensing Option: Laboratory willing to jointly develop technology with industrial partner.

Implementing institute: CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research [CSIR-CIMFR]

Funding agency: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

IPC Classification: A01N 25/22

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