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Geraniol Encapsulated in Chitosan/Gum Arabic Nanoparticles: A Promising System for Pest Management in Sustainable Agriculture

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de Oliveira, Jhones Luiz [1] ; Ramos Campos, Estefania Vangelie [2] ; Pereira, Anderson E. S. [2] ; Nunes, Lucas E. S. [1] ; da Silva, Camila C. L. [1] ; Pasquoto, Tatiane [3] ; Lima, Renata [3] ; Smaniotto, Giovani [4] ; Polanczyk, Ricardo Antonio [4] ; Fraceto, Leonardo F. [1]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Sci & Technol, Ave Tres de Marco 511, BR-18087180 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[2] State Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol, Dept Biochem & Tissue Biol, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sorocaba, LABiToN Lab Evaluat Bioact & Toxicol Nanomat, Rodovia Raposo Tavares, Km 92-5, BR-18023000 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[4] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Dept Plant Protect, Fac Agron & Vet Sci, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry; v. 66, n. 21, p. 5325-5334, MAY 30 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 10

The nanoencapsulation of botanical compounds (such as geraniol) is an important strategy that can be used to increase the stability and efficiency of these substances in integrated pest management. In this study, chitosan/gum arabic nanoparticles containing geraniol were prepared and characterized. In addition, evaluation was made of the biological activity of geraniol encapsulated in chitosan/gum arabic nanoparticles toward whitefly (Bemisia tabaci). The optimized formulation showed a high encapsulation efficiency (>90%) and remained stable for about 120 days. The formulation protected the geraniol against degradation by UV radiation, and the in vitro release was according to a diffusion mechanism that was influenced by temperature. An attraction effect was observed for Bemisia tabaci, indicating the potential of this type of system for use in pest management, especially in trap devices. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/15617-9 - Botanical repellents and nanotechnology: development of systems for pest control in agriculture
Grantee:Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/20286-9 - Development of modified release systems based on zein and chitosan for botanical repellents aiming the control of Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in different cultures
Grantee:Jhones Luiz de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate