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Polymeric and Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for Sustained Release of Carbendazim and Tebuconazole in Agricultural Applications.

Campos EV, de Oliveira JL, da Silva CM, Pascoli M, Pasquoto T, Lima R, Abhilash PC, Fraceto LF - Sci Rep (2015)

Bottom Line: Both nanoparticle systems presented high association efficiency (>99%), indicating good interaction between the fungicides and the nanoparticles.The release profiles of MBC and TBZ were modified when the compounds were loaded in the nanoparticles, and cytotoxicity assays showed that encapsulation of the fungicides decreased their toxicity.These fungicide systems offer new options for the treatment and prevention of fungal diseases in plants.

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Affiliation: Department of Environmental Engineering, State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Sorocaba, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Carbendazim (MBC) (methyl-2-benzimidazole carbamate) and tebuconazole (TBZ) ((RS)-1-(4-chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)pentan-3-ol) are widely used in agriculture for the prevention and control of fungal diseases. Solid lipid nanoparticles and polymeric nanocapsules are carrier systems that offer advantages including changes in the release profiles of bioactive compounds and their transfer to the site of action, reduced losses due to leaching or degradation, and decreased toxicity in the environment and humans. The objective of this study was to prepare these two types of nanoparticle as carrier systems for a combination of TBZ and MBC, and then investigate the release profiles of the fungicides as well as the stabilities and cytotoxicities of the formulations. Both nanoparticle systems presented high association efficiency (>99%), indicating good interaction between the fungicides and the nanoparticles. The release profiles of MBC and TBZ were modified when the compounds were loaded in the nanoparticles, and cytotoxicity assays showed that encapsulation of the fungicides decreased their toxicity. These fungicide systems offer new options for the treatment and prevention of fungal diseases in plants.

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Temporal profiles of fungicide release.Cumulative release of (A) MBC and (B) TBZ in suspensions of nanoparticles (NCs and SLNs). The tests were performed in triplicate.
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f8: Temporal profiles of fungicide release.Cumulative release of (A) MBC and (B) TBZ in suspensions of nanoparticles (NCs and SLNs). The tests were performed in triplicate.

Mentions: In this study the release study of commercial formulation was not realized, because the system employed in this experiment, the suspension it is in direct contact with the solvent (in sink dilution) and in the commercial formulation fungicides is not encapsulated and in this way, we could investigate the release of the fungicides from the commercial formulation as function of time. The comparison between nanoparticles and commercial formulation release was done in soil layer release experiments, because in this system, interactions may occur with the soil layer (Fig. 8).


Polymeric and Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for Sustained Release of Carbendazim and Tebuconazole in Agricultural Applications.

Campos EV, de Oliveira JL, da Silva CM, Pascoli M, Pasquoto T, Lima R, Abhilash PC, Fraceto LF - Sci Rep (2015)

Temporal profiles of fungicide release.Cumulative release of (A) MBC and (B) TBZ in suspensions of nanoparticles (NCs and SLNs). The tests were performed in triplicate.
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f8: Temporal profiles of fungicide release.Cumulative release of (A) MBC and (B) TBZ in suspensions of nanoparticles (NCs and SLNs). The tests were performed in triplicate.
Mentions: In this study the release study of commercial formulation was not realized, because the system employed in this experiment, the suspension it is in direct contact with the solvent (in sink dilution) and in the commercial formulation fungicides is not encapsulated and in this way, we could investigate the release of the fungicides from the commercial formulation as function of time. The comparison between nanoparticles and commercial formulation release was done in soil layer release experiments, because in this system, interactions may occur with the soil layer (Fig. 8).

Bottom Line: Both nanoparticle systems presented high association efficiency (>99%), indicating good interaction between the fungicides and the nanoparticles.The release profiles of MBC and TBZ were modified when the compounds were loaded in the nanoparticles, and cytotoxicity assays showed that encapsulation of the fungicides decreased their toxicity.These fungicide systems offer new options for the treatment and prevention of fungal diseases in plants.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Environmental Engineering, State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Sorocaba, SP, Brazil.

ABSTRACT
Carbendazim (MBC) (methyl-2-benzimidazole carbamate) and tebuconazole (TBZ) ((RS)-1-(4-chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-3-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)pentan-3-ol) are widely used in agriculture for the prevention and control of fungal diseases. Solid lipid nanoparticles and polymeric nanocapsules are carrier systems that offer advantages including changes in the release profiles of bioactive compounds and their transfer to the site of action, reduced losses due to leaching or degradation, and decreased toxicity in the environment and humans. The objective of this study was to prepare these two types of nanoparticle as carrier systems for a combination of TBZ and MBC, and then investigate the release profiles of the fungicides as well as the stabilities and cytotoxicities of the formulations. Both nanoparticle systems presented high association efficiency (>99%), indicating good interaction between the fungicides and the nanoparticles. The release profiles of MBC and TBZ were modified when the compounds were loaded in the nanoparticles, and cytotoxicity assays showed that encapsulation of the fungicides decreased their toxicity. These fungicide systems offer new options for the treatment and prevention of fungal diseases in plants.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus