Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 2,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Effect of sodium alginate on the rheological properties of difenoconazole suspension concentrates 


Baohua Zhang 1, 2, Fusui Lu 1*, Kechao Liao 1, Peiqiang Li 1

Recieved Date: 2013-02-03, Accepted Date: 2013-04-21


The rheological behavior of difenoconazole suspensions with sodium alginate solutions and the influences of pH and temperature on the suspension systems were studied. The rheological behavior of the difenoconazole suspension concentrates (SCs) with 1 g/L sodium alginate is in accordance with the Herschel-Bulkley rheological model, and shows shear thinning property, the suspension system belongs to pseudoplastic fluid. The suspension with sodium alginate was relatively stable for the high consistency coefficient and shows obvious pseudoplasticity at pH 5.40. The rheology of difenoconazole SCs with sodium alginate shows significant decrease in viscosity with increasing temperature, and exhibits shear-thinning behavior and pseudoplastic characteristics at different temperatures. Sodium alginate has potential of application in enhancing stability of agricultural suspension concentrates. 


Difenoconazole, sodium alginate, suspension concentrates, rheological

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 2
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 553-556

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