Rotenone Discovery

Rotenone Discovery

The ancient almanac of the now-known rotenone-containing plants acclimated for killing leaf-eating caterpillars was in 1848, and for centuries, the aforementioned plants were acclimated to adulteration fish. The alive actinic basic was aboriginal abandoned in 1895 by a French botanist, Emmanuel Geoffroy, who alleged it nicouline, from a case of Robinia nicou, now alleged Lonchocarpus nicou, while traveling in French Guiana. He wrote about this analysis in his thesis, appear posthumously in 1895 afterwards his afterlife from a abject disease.In 1902 Japanese chemist Nagai Nagayoshi abandoned a authentic apparent admixture from Derris elliptica which he alleged rotenone, afterwards the Japanese name of the plant, roten. By 1930, nicouline and rotenone were accustomed to be chemically the same.