- Diethyl Ethyl
Acetamide is a multi-insect repellent. It is effective against
mosquitoes, leaches and other blood sucking organisms. It is found
to be much more superior and effective as compared to the commonly
used mosquito repellents like Di-methyl phthalate.
- DEPA can be used in
the form of cream or as a spray, liquid or aerosol.
- A non-toxic,
non-irritant, cosmetically acceptable, cost effective indigenously
available multi-insect repellent N,N- dimethylphenyl acetamide (DEPA)
has been developed and licensed by Drug Controller of India for
manufacture for use on human beings and has since been introduced in
- Defence Services have
already accepted DEPA as their mosquito repellent. Other para
military organisations are in the process of taking this product.
- Comparative activity
of three repellents viz.. diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET), diethyl
phenyl-acetamide (DEPA) and dimethytphthatate (DMP) against bedbugs
Cimex bemipterus (Pabr) studied by applying repellent solution the
shaven skin of rabbits.
- DEPA was synthesized
in the laboratory (purity 94% by gas chromatograph).
- DEPA product in cream
form is likely to have a very good market in these areas.
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