Effect of surfactants on persistence of azadirachtin-A (neem based pesticide).

  title={Effect of surfactants on persistence of azadirachtin-A (neem based pesticide).},
  author={Sapna Johnson and Prem Dureja},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part. B, Pesticides, food contaminants, and agricultural wastes},
  volume={37 1},
Photostability of azadirachtin-A, a neem based pesticide, was studied in the presence of non-ionic surfactants. Surfactants such as Span-80, Atlox 3400B, Tween-80, Agrimul 52B, and Agrimul N4S enhanced the rate of photodegradation of azadirachtin-A, whereas surfactants such as Triton-X, Emulsol CFA, Tween-20, Emulsol MAS, and Emulsol-N-33 decreased the rate of degradation. Emulsol-N-33 was found to be the most effective surfactant, as half life of azadirachin-A in the presence of Emulsol-N-33… CONTINUE READING

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