Palm Oil Developments No.66 (June 2017) p32-38

Palm-based Methyl Esters as Carrier Solvents in Pesticide Formulations

Sumaiyah Megat Nabil Mohsin*, Ismail Ab Raman*, Zafarizal Aldrin Azizul Hasan* and Zainab Idris*

Pesticide formulations typically consist of active ingredients responsible for the pesticidal effect and inert ingredients responsible for improving product performance, stability and usability. Examples of inert ingredients include carrier solvents, emulsifiers, stabilisers, fragrances and dyes. The majority of pesticides are in the form of dry and liquid formulations. Examples of the former include dusts, granules, pellets and wettable powders while examples of the latter are solutions, aerosols, suspension concentrates
or emulsions.

Author information:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB),
6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.