Natural Pyrethrum—Application Methods Aerosols
This application is one of the best known for natural pyrethrum. It provides all the speed and knockdown required for a domestic use aerosol. In commercial aerosols which may be used in dairies or stables, larger quantities of Pyrethrins may be required especially if they are timed sequential aerosols. The early aerosols which were in use during World War II were heavy brass units which were designed to withstand the high pressure propellant.
With the development of the lighter “beer can” aerosol which needed to with-stand the much lower pressures of Freon 11+12, the valves became less critical to plugging. Later, solvents and Freon were . abandoned in place of water-based formu-
lations propelled by propane-Butane . mixtures. Some typical examples of . pyrethrum containing aerosols are shown
(right). Most aerosols range in Pyrethrins
These formulations in the early days consisted of . pyrethrum in kerosene. Many were unacceptable due
to odour of the kerosene and flammability. Most . formulations nowadays are based on emulsified pyrethrum
in water. They may be used directly after dilution with
more water or added to another formulation which . Emulsified
contains a residual insecticide such as Permethrin. Some
formulations are designed for this purpose alone and
take advantage of pyrethrum’s power of flushing .
The formulation of aerosols and water emusifiable concentrates is a specialised
technique requiring much expertise. Both “Natural Pyrethrum” and Piperonyl
Butoxide, the synergist usually associated with it, are liquids and Piperonyl
Butoxide has excellent solubility characteristics.
Powders or “dusts” have recently become more important because there is no need tobe involved in organic solvents or liquids which may have a relatively high vapourpressure.
The choice of a carrier for pyrethrum and Piperonyl Butoxide is critical. Clays which are suitable for certain insecticides are unacceptable for pyrethrum. This is because they will act as catalysts for oxidative breakdown of the pyrethrum. Indeed, materials such as low grade talcs which contain clays, should also be avoided.
Precipitated silica also called Silica Gel, is an excellent stable carrier for pyrethrum and also has the advantage that it will desiccate insects by abrading the waxes on their cuticle.
Mosquito coils account for the greatest . single use of insecticides. The estimated use
of pure insecticide for coils in China is
Aedes albopictus blood feeding
Pyrethrum has a long association with the
formulation of mosquito coils. The action of
the smoke from the coils has been well documented. But the most important effect is the ability in minute doses to inhibit food searching by the female mosquito.
Pyrethrum can be formulated into coil pastes as powders or emusifiable liquids before extrusion . The final concentration ranges from 0.1 to 0.3%. Some methods of manufacture call for a
“blank” coil to be made and the pyrethrum
post-applied as a solution or emulsion by
means of a roller. This has the advantage of
saving product in breaking during processing
processing & some losses due to oven drying. Other Applications
New applications are continually being developed all over the world addingto the ways in which Natural Pyrethrum can be used to control insects. BOTANICAL RESOURCES AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
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International Journal of Pharmacy Research (2012), 1(1), 1-3 www.sirejournals.com ISSN 2319-4855 (Online) SIMULTANEOUS SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC ESTIMATION OF NAPROXEN AND ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM BY AREA UNDER CURVE METHOD 1Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy, *Corresponding author: [email protected] ABSTRACT A new, si
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