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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2017, Article ID 6560780, 9 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6560780
Research Article

Preparation and Characterization of Emamectin Benzoate Solid Nanodispersion

Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Haixin Cui; nc.saac@nixiahiuc

Received 3 February 2017; Accepted 26 March 2017; Published 6 June 2017

Academic Editor: William Yu

Copyright © 2017 Dongsheng Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The solid nanodispersion of 15% emamectin benzoate was prepared by the method of solidifying nanoemulsion. The mean particle size and polydispersity index of the solid nanodispersions were  nm and , respectively. The high zeta potential value of  mV and stable crystalline state of the nanoparticles suggested the excellent physical and chemical stabilities. The contact angle and retention compared with microemulsions and water dispersible granules on rice, cabbage, and cucumber leaves indicated its improved wettability and adhesion properties. The bioassay compared with microemulsions and water dispersible granules against diamondback moths and green peach aphids provided an evidence of its enhanced biological activity. This formulation composition could avoid organic solvents and obviously reduce surfactants. It is perspective in raising bioavailability and reducing residual pollution of pesticides and further improving agricultural production and environmental safety.