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Scientists have developed a new weapon to blind mosquitoes to the carbon dioxide "smell" of their victims...

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Can mosquitoes be blinded to the smell of dinner?
« Reply #1 on: 05/06/2011 20:35:22 »
Interesting.

I wonder how 2,3-butanedione compares to DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide), or perhaps a combination of the two. 

The 2,3-butanedione sounds like a great "natural product".  However, I do see some safety concerns, at least in a few situations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diacetyl#Safety
 

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