Neonicotinoids

A class of insecticides used in seed treatment. Nicotine, a tobacco extract, was the first plant-based insecticide. In addition to nicotine, two other alkaloids with insecticidal properties can be extracted from tobacco: nornicotine and cotinine. Following studies into the chemical bonds of this molecule, synthetic substances with similar properties began being produced: neonicotinoids.

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