New Solvents for Agriculture—A Theoretical Modeling Approach

    Volume 4, Issue 3 (March 2007)

    ISSN: 1546-962X


    Published Online: 27 April 2007

    Page Count: 7

    Zhang, Lei
    281 Fields Lane, Brewster, NY

    (Received 9 November 2006; accepted 19 February 2007)


    Due to increasing environmental and regulatory concerns, many traditional solvents used in agricultural applications are currently under scrutiny. The agricultural industry needs to find alternative solvents that are environmentally friendly while continuing to deliver traditional solvent performance. A theoretical approach based on Hansen solubility parameters is described to screen potential new solvents using molecular modeling. In order to correlate theoretical data, experimental solubility data was developed for a number of agro active ingredients representing several different chemical classes. Experimental data results partially supported the theoretical approach used in this study. A trend was observed that can be used to select potential new solvents. A number of lead candidates were defined for further investigation.

    Paper ID: JAI100887

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI100887

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    Title New Solvents for Agriculture—A Theoretical Modeling Approach
    Symposium Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: 26th Volume, 2005-10-20
    Committee E35