Blooming of chlorfenapyr from polyethylene films

António B. Mapossa, Dennis Moyo, James Wesley-Smith, Walter W. Focke*, René Androsch

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FTIR, in ATR and in transmission modes, enabled the tracking of the migration of the insecticide Chlorfenapyr to the surface of a polymer film. It also allowed estimation of the apparent solubility in the polymer. However, SEM investigations revealed that a portion of the insecticide is trapped, in a crystalline state, inside the polymer matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of PPS2019, Europe-Africa Regional Conference of the Polymer Processing Society
EditorsSuprakas Sinha Ray
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440197
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventPPS Europe-Africa 2019 Regional Conference, PPS 2019 - Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 18 Nov 201922 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferencePPS Europe-Africa 2019 Regional Conference, PPS 2019
Country/TerritorySouth Africa


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