Azoles Incorporating a 2,4-D Moiety with Anticipated Molluscicidal

and/or Herbicidal Activity

Emad M. El-Telbani, Mohamed F. El Shehry, Galal A. M. Nawwar

Pesticides Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract

Synthesis of the titled ring system is described using ethyl 4-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-3-oxobutanoate as starting material. The latter was prepared through acylating Meldrum`s acid with the phenoxy acid chloride. The preliminary molluscicidal testing showed that compounds 5,14,11 are the most promising.