|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2017|
|Authors:||A. Lucia, Toloza, A. Ceferino, Guzmán, E., Ortega, F., Rubio, R. G.|
|Keywords:||Encapsulation, Headlice, Monoterpenes, Poloxamers, Polymer-basednanomicelles|
Background. Essential oil components (EOCs) are molecules with interesting appli- cation in pest control, these have been evaluated against different insect pest from more than 100 years, but their practical use is rather limited. Thus, the enhancement of their bioavailability and manageability due to their dispersion in water can open new perspective for the preparation of formulations for the control of insect pest. In this work, we studied the encapsulation of different monoterpenes in a poloxamer shell in order to prepare aqueous formulations that can be used for the development of platforms used in pest control.
Novel polymeric micelles for insect pest control: encapsulation of essential oil monoterpenes inside a triblock copolymer shell for head lice control