SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

Compressed Tablets as a Potential Pesticide Delivery System


Solid and liquid pesticides can be formulated into tablets as a delivery system. Inclusion of Lattice microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), a special grade of MCC for agricultural application, and Ac-Di-SolR croscarmellose, a cross-linked sodium carboxy methylcellulose (XL-CMC), into the formulation provides a rapid tablet disintegration time of not more than 5 minutes. Lattice MCC acts as an excellent dry binder when the pesticide is compressed thus imparting desired hardness to the tablets. Simultaneously, the XL-CMC being an excellent disintegrating agent, provides the desirable rapid tablet disintegration time. The tablets disintegrate to prime particles and do not form a hard pack when the suspension is left undisturbed for 1–3 days.

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Ibrahim, NI
Mehra, DK
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Developed by Committee: E35
Pages: 105–120
DOI: 10.1520/STP16875S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5181-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1414-2