fluoroacetate


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fluoroacetate

a rodenticide used on an extensive scale in agriculture, in the form of the sodium salt. It also occurs as a natural component in the plants Gastrolobium grandiflorum and Oxylobium spp. and in Acacia georginea. The clinical syndrome is the same as for fluoroacetamide poisoning.
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In Australia, some 35 plant species, in three legume genera, are known to produce fluoroacetate.
Laurie Twigg, the late Dennis King, Gary Martin, and others, from the Department of Agriculture Western Australia, have shown that many native animals in such regions, especially plant-eating ones, have evolved a marked tolerance to fluoroacetate, having co-existed with the toxic vegetation for thousands of years.
The lower tolerance of some northern Australian bird species may have resulted from the lower levels of fluoroacetate in toxic plants in the north of the state than in the south.
The public has every right to know where toxic poisons like sodium fluoroacetate (Compound 1080) are being used.
Groth noted that some plants can synthesize organic fluoride compounds like fluoroacetates which Fluoride Quarterly Reports identified as "among the most poisonous substances known.
Tests show that the victims had heart attacks or stopped breathing after being given banned rat poison sodium fluoroacetate.
It is therefore the aim of this project to look at the chemical constituents other than the fluoroacetates and fluorofatty acids that might account for medicinal properties of the plant.