What is it about?

Insertion of the herbicide into the cavity of a host molecule like cyclodextrin increases its shelf lifetime and is expected to reduce its impact on the environment.

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Why is it important?

Could serve as a base study for the development of herbicide formulation that possess excellent efficacy and less negative impact on the environment.


The development of molecularly encapsulated drugs and pesticides is receiving increased attention. It helps produce materials that serve the farmers to increase the productivity of their crops without affecting the environment. The concept of controlled release could be a step toward the safe use of pesticides.

Professor FakhrEldin O. Suliman
Sultan Qaboos University

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This page is a summary of: Experimental and molecular modeling investigations of inclusion complexes of imazapyr with 2-hydroxypropyl(β/γ) cyclodextrin, Journal of Molecular Liquids, April 2018, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.molliq.2018.04.088.
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