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Advances in Targeted Pesticides with Environmentally Responsive Controlled Release by Nanotechnology

by 1,2,†, 1,2,†, 1,†, 2,†, 1,*, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 and 1,*
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Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academic of Agriculture Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
2
College of Plant Protection, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(2), 102; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8020102
Received: 25 December 2017 / Revised: 30 January 2018 / Accepted: 31 January 2018 / Published: 11 February 2018
Pesticides are the basis for defending against major biological disasters and important for ensuring national food security. Biocompatible, biodegradable, intelligent, and responsive materials are currently an emerging area of interest in the field of efficient, safe, and green pesticide formulation. Using nanotechnology to design and prepare targeted pesticides with environmentally responsive controlled release via compound and chemical modifications has also shown great potential in creating novel formulations. In this review, special attention has been paid to intelligent pesticides with precise controlled release modes that can respond to micro-ecological environment changes such as light-sensitivity, thermo-sensitivity, humidity sensitivity, soil pH, and enzyme activity. Moreover, establishing intelligent and controlled pesticide release technologies using nanomaterials are reported. These technologies could increase pesticide-loading, improve the dispersibility and stability of active ingredients, and promote target ability. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanotechnology; precise controlled release; environmental response; nanodelivery system nanotechnology; precise controlled release; environmental response; nanodelivery system
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Huang, B.; Chen, F.; Shen, Y.; Qian, K.; Wang, Y.; Sun, C.; Zhao, X.; Cui, B.; Gao, F.; Zeng, Z.; Cui, H. Advances in Targeted Pesticides with Environmentally Responsive Controlled Release by Nanotechnology. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 102.

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