Silica‐Microencapsulated Orange Oil for Sustainable Pest Control

Sciortino, Marzia and Scurria, Antonino and Lino, Claudia and Pagliaro, Mario and D'Agostino, Fabio and Tortorici, Simona and Ricupero, Michele and Biondi, Antonio and Zappalà, Lucia and Ciriminna, Rosaria (2021) Silica‐Microencapsulated Orange Oil for Sustainable Pest Control. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 5 (4). p. 2000280. ISSN 2366-7486

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An ultralow amount of sub-micron spherical SiO2 particles encapsulating 7 wt% crude orange oil (SiliOrange) suspended in water shows surprisingly high insecticidal activity against the cotton leafworm Spodoptera littoralis, and significantly reduces the progeny of cotton aphid Aphis gossypii under laboratory testing conditions. Considering the ease of reproducible preparation of the material and the biocompatible nature of both silica and orange essential oil, these results may open the route to sustainable pest control using new biopesticide water-based formulations based on sol-gel microencapsulated orange oil.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 540 Chimica e scienze connesse
Depositing User: Rosaria Ciriminna
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 11:39
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2023 11:39

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