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(11)    Patent No :    AP 1900   
(21)    Application No :    AP/P/2006/003860   
(22)    Filing Date :    20.05.2005   
(24)    Date of Grant &    10.10.2008   
(45)    Publication :

(30)  Priority Data       
(33) Country    (31) Number    (32) Date
ZA    2004/3914    20.05.2004

(84)    Designated State

BW    GH   KE   MZ   TZ   UG   ZM   ZW

(73) Applicant(s)


University Way, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth,
South Africa

(72) Inventors

VANDENSCHRIK Jacques, South Africa

ZEELIE Bernard, South Africa

ASQUITH IIse, South Africa

et al

(74) Representative


(51)  International  Classification   A01N 37/10    (2006.01)    A01N 31/02  (2006.01)
A01N 31/06    (2006.01)   

(54)    Title

Insect repellent compositions.

(57)    Abstract

An insect repellent composition containing 3,8-p-menthane-diol and benzylbenzoate as active compounds is described. Typically, the active compounds are each present in the composition in an amount which is less than an amount of the compound required to be effective as an insect repellent by itself. The composition may additionally include one or more additional active compounds selected from the group consisting of

2-butyl-2-ethyl-l,3-propanediol, 2-ethyl-l,3hexanediol and

5-N-butylacetanilide. One or more promoters, carriers, diluents, dispersants, solvents, emollients, emulsifiers, colouring agents, fragrances or thickening agents may also be included in the composition.

(56)    Documents Cited :    WO 97 07677 A    US 4 047 505 A


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