STP980

    An Overview — Solvents for Agricultural Chemicals

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    Solvents and petroleum oils have been used in agricultural chemicals for over one hundred years, and this paper presents an overview of the solvents and oils typically used in ag chem today. It includes discussion on solvent and oil applications, classifications, types available, compositions and physical properties. Pesticidal efficacy effects and other technical considerations for choosing solvents and oils are also reviewed.

    Keywords:

    solvents, petroleum oils, adjuvants, agricultural chemicals, pesticidal efficacy, wetting, stick, phytotoxicity


    Author Information:

    Krenek, MR
    Exxon Chemical Co.Exxon Company, U.S.A., BaytownDowners Grove, TXIL

    Rohde, WH
    Exxon Chemical Co.Exxon Company, U.S.A., BaytownDowners Grove, TXIL


    Paper ID: STP26453S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.22

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26453S


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