Agriculture and Food Chemistry

Polysaccharide - Modified MMT/ Modified MMT/ Polysaccharide – MNP, Lignin - Modified MMT Nanocomposites Verses Polyethyleneimineimine- Modified MMT-: A Comparative Analysis of Sustained Pesticide Delivery


  • RITU Mahajan Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Knowledge City, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO, Mohali, Punjab 140306, India


Highlights: • At the nanoscale, the characteristics of a material can alter dramatically. With only a reduction in size and no change to the substance itself, materials can display new qualities. • Polysaccharide-Modified MMT/ Modified MMT/ Polysaccharide – MNP, Lignin-Modified MMT Nanocomposites vs. Polyethyleneimineimine-Modified MMT have been compared for a Sustained Pesticide Delivery in this manuscript. • We anticipate that this description will aid researchers in selecting the best technique for developing pesticides and improving pesticide delivery.


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Supplementary material

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A Comparative Analysis of Sustained Pesticide Delivery
The substance properties can change drastically at the nanoscale. Materials can demonstrate new properties with just a reduction in size and no alteration in the substance itself. In this paper, modified montmorillonite (M MMT) and a variety of different hybrid natural-based nanocomposites were systematically investigated by combining a suspension of (M MMT) as a nanofiller with polymers comprising either chitosan (CS), starch (S), β-cyclodextrin (β-CD), polyethyleneimine (PEI), while in other cases polysaccharides such as chitosan (CS), carboxymethyl-β-cyclodextrin (CM-β-CD) served as the macroscopic polymer matrix while magnetite (MNP) constituted the nanoparticles thereby resulting in the polysaccharide-MNP nanocomposite. In the third case, the macroscopic polymer matrix of lignin mixed with M MMT suspension as nanofiller was analysed as controlled release formulations and the efficiencies of PLE and SPR for chlorpyrifos (ChP) pesticides were compared with gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and corrected with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP MS).