STP1312

    Solvent Effects in Degradation Kinetics of Emamectin Benzoate

    Published: Jan 1996


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    Abstract

    Avermectins are fermentation products with unique insecticidal properties which are useful in crop protection, animal health and human health. In this study, the degradation kinetics of MK-0244, a potent lepidoptericidal avermectin, were examined over a range of temperatures in selected solvents useful in crop protection. Data on initial solvolysis rates were used to obtain mechanistic and kinetic information about the degradation of MK-0244 under solvolytic conditions.

    Keywords:

    avermectins, emamectin benzoate, formulation, kinetics, solvolysis, activation energy


    Author Information:

    Peterson, RF
    Senior Research Fellow, Technician, Associate Director, Merck Research Laboratories, Three Bridges, NJ

    Alvarez, MD
    Senior Research Fellow, Technician, Associate Director, Merck Research Laboratories, Three Bridges, NJ

    Mookerjee, PK
    Senior Research Fellow, Technician, Associate Director, Merck Research Laboratories, Three Bridges, NJ


    Paper ID: STP11345S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.22

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11345S


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