Cyclodextrins as molecular carriers for biopesticide

today’s cyclodextrin:
Is a nice reivew by Sophie Fourmentin et al on applicatations for biopesticides.

The application of biopesticides can be challenging because they are generally insoluble in aqueous phases, highly volatile and unstable. One strategy to promote their use is their encapsulation into natural hosts, cyclodextrins. Encapsulation in cyclodextrins would offer many advantages such as increased solubility, lower release rates and protection against chemical and physical degradation. The paper discusses preharvest treatment and the different stages of the postharvest handling such as storage, distribution, packaging and marketing.

Cyclodextrins as molecular carriers for biopesticides: a review | SpringerLink

A composition for activating plant’s natural defense mechanisms to extend the shelf life and methods thereof

The agricultural use of CDs is often neglected, so here is an excellent example of exploiting their potential in this field. This includes the application of the encapsulated powder of the active ingredient, which is released in a sustained manner near the farm/agricultural produce. When the volatile active ingredient is released, it slows down the ethylene biosynthesis pathway and restricts microbial growth of fresh produce without any expensive technologies (refrigeration) and harmful chemicals (toxic). It can be adopted to any stage of the fruits and vegetable supply chain.

See the full patent on Patentscope