visión de conjunto:Críticas The recent advances in insecticide control are well summarized and are of interest for agrochemists biochemists chemists chemical engineers biologists and toxicologists. The book may also be useful in academia to utilize its up-to-date knowledge in the training of students. -- Dr Gyorgy Keglevich Budapest University of Technology and Economics * Current Green Chemistry 2014 Vol. 1 No. 3 273 * This book forming the ll 1 h part of the RSC Green Chemistry Series discusses the present approaches for insect pest control as green alternatives to the classical and generally more toxic agrochemicals. The first chapter contains the fundamentals of entomology especially of the insects (mosquitoes biting midges flies fleas and lice) causing diseases (malaria typhus lymphatic filariasis dengue hemorrhagic fevers and certain encephalitis) by microbial pathogens. The discussion of the mode of action of insecticides allows for the design of up-to-date and more efficient compounds. The second chapter gives a historical account of the classical insecticides that are mostly non-green and should be replaced. The three major groups organochlorine organophosphorus and carbamate insecticides are reviewed critically in the light of the recommendations and restrictions of the European Union Committees and the World Health Organization. The next two chapters are devoted to the discussion of the more developed insecticides such as pyrethroids and neonicotinoids that are much greener than the above shown classical agents due to their low mammalian toxicity. The advantages of these up-to-date insecticides place them as promising pesticides of the future for domestic use or in the agriculture. Up-to-date information is released on the mode of action of insecticides and the toxicity and environmental impacts are also discussed for all kinds of insecticides included in this book. Chapters 5 and 6 describe the recent developments at Dow Agro-Chemicals. The first group embraces spinosyns macrocyclic lactones that were discovered ca. 25 years ago. The agents belonging to this group are green on the one hand in terms of the production process (fermentation and semi-synthesis) and on the other hand in terms of environmental behaviour. The other group includes bisacylhydrazines belonging to the non-steroidal family of insect growth regulators that are again up-to-date insecticides. The use of botanical extracts as insecticides is discussed in the next chapter. Their market is rather limited (- 1 %) but their importance is significant. Chapter 8 gives an overview on the production of insecticides from microbial sources (viruses bacteria fungi etc.) and the utilization of genetically-modified organisms is also discussed. Finally the principles of the Integrated Pest Management programmes are summarized according to which the use of synthetic pesticides must be reduced while the pest populations should be maintained at an acceptable level. An important issue is the intensification of crops meaning the appropriate selection of plant species utilizing bioengineered crops. The recent advances in insecticide control are well summarized and are of interest for agrochemists biochemists chemists chemical engineers biologists and toxicologists. The book may also be useful in academia to utilize its up-to-date knowledge in the training of students. -- Gyorgy Keglevich * Current Green Chemistry * Reseña del editor This book presents the new families of insecticides developed recently as a green alternative to classical and more toxic agrochemicals. Contraportada Green Trends in Insect Control presents the current approaches for insect pest control as a green alternative to classical and more toxic agrochemicals. An overview of the recent advances in insecticide chemistry is also included which will be of interest to a vast group of researchers - agrochemists biochemists chemists and toxicologists. The combination of both chemical and toxicological aspects of insecticides is unique and the book includes contributions from synthetic chemists entomologists environmentalists and toxicologists giving it wide appeal. Throughout the book the different approaches that involve greener chemicals are emphasized. The book is divided into nine chapters each considering the state-of-the-art of each family of insecticides together with future expectations. Each chapter gives a description of useful biorational insecticides highlighting environmentally-friendly processes and then the mode of action is fully-described emphasizing selectivity towards targeted species. Finally for every family of compounds their environmental effects (toxicity bioaccumulation and metabolism) is considered comparing them to classical insecticides including human and environmental risk assessments. The book also includes a general introduction to entomology with special emphasis on those insects which act as vectors in the spread of diseases. Insects that may be potential pests against humans and livestock are included focusing on their life cycles and physiology. In addition there is a chapter on classical insecticides for comparison with current trends in pest control. Biografía del autor Dr Escar L3/4pez received his PhD at Seville University in 2003 under the direction of Professor JosU G Fernssndez-Bola+/-os JosU Fuentes and InUs Maya. In March 2004 he was appointed as lecturer in Environmental Organic Chemistry at the University of Huelva Spain. In June 2004 he was appointed as lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Seville Spain in the Faculty of Chemistry. He spent 16 months (2005-2006) in a postdoctoral stay in Aarhus University Denmark under the direction of Professor Mikael Bols working on the design of glycosidase inhibitors and the preparation of cyclodextrin derivatives as artificial enzymes. In 2009 he got a position as an Associate Professor in the Organic Chemistry Department University of Seville Spain. His research interests include Carbohydrate Chemistry Heterocyclic Chemistry Green Chemistry Organoselenium Chemistry Cyclodextrins and Supramolecular Chemistry Glycosidase Inhibitors and Antioxidants. Professor JosU G Fernssndez-Bola+/-os completed his PhD at Seville University in 1984 after working on the synthesis of C-nucleoside of imidazol under the direction of Professor JosU Fernssndez-Bola+/-os his father and Professor JosU Fuentes. He spent one year in a postdoctoral stay at the Technical University of Denmark Lyngby working on the synthesis and conformational analysis of sterically hindered oligosaccharides under the direction of Professor Klaus Bock. He got a position as Professor at Seville University in 1987 and is currently a Professor of Organic Chemistry. His research interests include Carbohydrate Chemistry Heterocyclic Chemistry Green Chemistry Organoselenium Chemistry Cyclodextrins Antioxidants from natural sources and Alkaloid Insecticides.