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Dow AgroSciences and University of Michigan | Date: 2016-08-04

Disclosed are mild temperature (e.g., from 0 to 80 C.) S_(N)Ar fluorinations of a variety of halide and sulfonate substituted aryl and heteroaryl substrates using NMe_(4)F.


This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in Phyla Arthropoda, Mollusca, and Nematoda, processes to produce such molecules, intermediates used in such processes, pesticidal compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such pesticidal compositions against such pests. These pesticidal compositions may be used, for example, as acaricides, insecticides, miticides, molluscicides, and nematicides. This document discloses molecules having the following formula (Formula One).


This disclosure relates to the field of molecules having pesticidal utility against pests in Phyla Arthropoda, Mollusca, and Nematoda, processes to produce such molecules, intermediates used in such processes, pesticidal compositions containing such molecules, and processes of using such pesticidal compositions against such pests. These pesticidal compositions may be used, for example, as acaricides, insecticides, miticides, molluscicides, and nematicides. This document discloses molecules having the following formula (Formula One).


Patent
Dow AgroSciences | Date: 2016-10-31

4,6-Dibromo-3-hydroxypicolinonitrile may be prepared from furfural in a series of chemical steps selected from cyano-amination, amine salt formation and bromination-rearrangement. 4-Alkoxy-3-hydroxypicolinic acids may be conveniently prepared from 4,6-dibromo-3-hydroxypicolinonitrile in a series of chemical steps selected from bromo substitution, nitrile hydrolysis and halogen reduction.


Patent
Dow AgroSciences | Date: 2016-10-27

3-(3-chloro-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)pyridine is prepared by cyclizing 3-hydrazinopyridine-dihydrochloride with a dialkyl maleate to provide an alkyl 5-oxo-2-(pyridin-3-yl)pyrazolidine-3-carboxylate, by chlorinating to provide an alkyl 3-chloro-1-(pyridin-3-yl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxylate, by oxidizing to provide an alkyl 3-chloro-1-(pyridin-3-yl)-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxylate, by converting the ester to the carboxylic acid by hydrolysis to provide 3-chloro-1-(pyridin-3-yl)-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxylic acid hydrochloride, and by removing the carboxylic acid by a decarboxylation reaction.


4-Amino-6-(heterocyclic)picolinic acids and their derivatives; 6-amino-2-(heterocyclic)pyrimidine-4-carboxylates and their derivatives; and methods of using the same as herbicides.


An herbicidal composition containing (a) fluroxypyr and (b) cyhalofop, metamifop or profoxydim provides synergistic control of selected weeds particularly in rice.


Patent
Dow AgroSciences | Date: 2017-01-04

Spray drift during the application of an aqueous mixture of glyphosate and an auxinic herbicide is reduced by incorporating certain tertiary amine surfactants into the aqueous solution or mixture to be sprayed.


Patent
National Research Council Canada and Dow AgroSciences | Date: 2017-03-29

The present disclosure relates to the isolation, purification, and characterization of a diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2 (DGAT2), and genes encoding DGAT2, from algae. DGAT2 can incorporate very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in to triacylglycerol more efficiently than DGAT1. The disclosure concerns methods of regulating seed oil content, fatty acid synthesis and fatty acid composition using the DGAT2 gene and to tissues and plants transformed with the gene. The disclosure also relates to transgenic plants, plant tissues and plant seeds having a genome containing an introduced DNA sequence of the disclosure, and a method of producing such plants and plant seeds.


Patent
Dow AgroSciences | Date: 2017-01-25

Insect controlling compositions including an N-substituted (6-haloalkylpyridin-3-yl)alkyl sulfoximine compound and one of: (i) an organic acid other than benthiavalicarb; (ii) a dicarboxylic acid or a salt thereof; and (iii) a tricarboxylic acid or a salt thereof, exhibit increased stability.

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