DuPont Recognized for Development of Insect Control Product and 2 Other Dow Movers to Watch
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The Heroes of Chemistry award has been given to DuPont scientists for having developed the insect control product Rynaxypyr. The honor was given by the world’s number-one scientific society, the American Chemical Society. The award is bestowed upon scientists whose innovative work in chemistry and chemical engineering have led to the development of commercial products that benefit people.
DuPont’s Rynaxypyr insect control compound represents the first insecticide from a new class of chemicals, the anthranilic diamides, having insecticidal activity which can be harnessed to control nearly all economically important Lepidoptera and certain other species. When used early in the pests’ life cycle, Rynaxypyr blocks the build-up of pest populations, optimizing yield potential.