Quantification of purity of some frequently used insecticides in vegetables insect pests

Authors

  • Md Sultan Ahmed Division of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701
  • Md Mohsin Ali Sardar Department of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  • Masum Ahmad Department of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
  • Kamal Humayun Kabir Division of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v3i2.33579

Keywords:

quantification, purity, insecticides, diazinon, acephate, cypermethrin

Abstract

The study was carried out to quantify the purity of different marketed brands of three insecticide namely diazinon, acephate and cypermethrin using suitable protocols GC-FID and GC-ECD. Nineteen marketed brands of these insecticides collected from retailers of Jessore, Gazipur and Rangpur region were analyzed and estimated their purity in two seasons of 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. Among six marketed brands of diazinon, only one brand (RSN) had 96.71-100% purity in both the seasons in all locations which considered to be standard product, but four brands (DZN, SBN, HZN, DNN) in other regions, contained <95% pure which were substandard product. The remaining 2 brands (DNN, AZN) contained 33.71-51.94% purity in 2006-07 and the other two brands (SBN, DZN) had very small amount of active ingredient (0.16-0.84% purity) in 2007-08 and all these were impure in quality. All five tested brands of acephate had 57.14-88.59% purity in 2006-07 which were substandard but in 2007-08, three brands (SNT, BNS, ATF) showed >90% purity and the remaining 2 had <80% purity which were less AI than required. Of eight tested brands of cypermethrin, three brands were almost to have >95% pure in 2006-07 in all locations. The other two brands (CPR, AMT) contained >90% purity. In 2007-08, two brands of cypermethrin (RCD, SCR) contained >95% pure, another two brand (CRN, RLT) had 88.77-91.15% purity. The brands UTD was standard in purity in 2006-07 but this brand was below standard in quality in 2007-08 in all locations. Most of the tested brands of cypermethrin were found standard and sub standard level of purity in comparison to diazinon and acephate.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. June 2017, 3(2): 267-275

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Md Sultan Ahmed, Division of Entomology, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur-1701



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2017-08-29

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Ahmed, M. S., Sardar, M. M. A., Ahmad, M., & Kabir, K. H. (2017). Quantification of purity of some frequently used insecticides in vegetables insect pests. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 3(2), 267–275. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v3i2.33579

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