The solid microemulsions of emamectin benzoate with the same content of surfactants were prepared by a self-emulsifying method. Emulsifier 600# and emulsifier 700# (3/2, w/w) screened from eleven kinds of commonly used surfactants displayed great emulsifying properties. The redispersed solution of the solid microemulsion presented aqueous microemulsion characteristic. The mean particle size and polydispersity index were 10.34 ± 0.10 nm and 0.283 ± 0.013, respectively. The solid microemulsion showed excellent storage stability and the bioassay compared with water dispersible granules against diamondback moths provided a proof of its improved biological activities. This formulation could significantly reduce surfactants and is perspective in plant protection for improving bioavailability and environmental friendliness.
Feng, L., Cui, B., Yang, D., Wang, C., Zeng, Z., Wang, Y., … Cui, H. (2016). Preparation and Evaluation of Emamectin Benzoate Solid Microemulsion. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/2386938