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Issue 8, 2015
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Functional nano-dispensers (FNDs) for delivery of insecticides against phytopathogen vectors

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Abstract

Imidacloprid is a widely used insecticide against a variety of insect vectors. Imidacloprid may have a negative environmental impact, as well as toxic effects to animals and humans. In this work, we describe Functional Nano-Dispensers (FNDs), based on polymeric encapsulation of imidacloprid, into poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) particles 5–10 μm in size, using the solvent-evaporation method. Our goal was to develop a formulation that may decrease the negative environmental impact of this widely used insecticide. In vivo experiments were conducted comparing the efficacy of FNDs against Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) with a commercial formulation of imidacloprid. FNDs releasing imidacloprid caused equivalent mortality of insects as compared with the current commercial formulation, yet at a dosage 200 times lower.

Graphical abstract: Functional nano-dispensers (FNDs) for delivery of insecticides against phytopathogen vectors

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Submitted
03 Apr 2015
Accepted
30 Jun 2015
First published
30 Jun 2015

Green Chem., 2015,17, 4173-4177
Article type
Communication
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Functional nano-dispensers (FNDs) for delivery of insecticides against phytopathogen vectors

W. L. Meyer, P. Gurman, L. L. Stelinski and N. M. Elman, Green Chem., 2015, 17, 4173
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC00717H

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