Encapsulation of flutriafol fungicide into electrospun biodegredable poly (L-lactide) nanofibers

Javazmi, Leila and Low, Tobias and Ash, Gavin and Young, Anthony (2018) Encapsulation of flutriafol fungicide into electrospun biodegredable poly (L-lactide) nanofibers. In: 2018 Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference (ANNIC 2018), 22-24 Oct 2018, Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

The application of biodegradable, electrospun nanofibers in agriculture has attracted a lot of interest as they are cost-effective and offer a versatile technique to fabricate eco-friendly, high surface-to-volume ratio and porous nanofibrous structures from polymeric solutions. Flutriafol is a commonly used fungicide in plant protection in Australia. This study aimed to encapsulate flutriafol into poly(L-lactide) (PLLA) nanofibers matrix by optimizing electrospinnig conditions. The PLLA solution was prepared at concentration of PLLA (5% w/w) in chloroform-Aceton (75–25 v/v) containing 10% (w/w) flutriafol relative to the PLLA. The PLLA/flutriafol mixture was fed with a syringe to a basic electrospinning setup. Optimum electrospinning conditions were observed at 32 °C with a flow rate speed of 1mL/ h, and 12kV high voltage. SEM images were used to characterize the morphology of electrospun nanofibers. Energy-dispersive detector (EDS) was employed to identify successful encapsultion of flutrifol into PLLA nanofibers.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unpublished.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2019 06:22
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 23:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: electrospinning, flutriafol, PLLA nanofiber,
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100707 Nanomanufacturing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36229

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