Formulation of Monocrotophos

  • E. Neuenschwander
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 139)


For monocrotophos and its formulations, there exist Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) specifications (FAO 1988). According to these specifications, the content of monocrotophos in the technical material should not be less than 750 g/kg. When monocrotophos was first launched in the 1960s, its purity was below 700 g/kg. Since then the purity has been continuously improved and is now normally close to 800 g/kg.


Storage Stability Hydrolytic Stability Ethyl Lactate Technical Material Cello Solve 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Neuenschwander
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  1. 1.Ciba-Geigy Development Centre AgroMuenchwilenSwitzerland

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