Accession Number : ADB112150


Title :   Controlled-Release Personal Use Arthropod Repellent Formulation. Phase 2


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 3 Oct 1985-20 Sep 1986


Corporate Author : MINNESOTA MINING AND MFG CO ST PAUL PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Randen, Neil A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b112150.pdf


Report Date : 15 Sep 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 262


Abstract : An improved controlled-release arthropod repellent formulation for topical application to a person's exposed skin areas that provides extended protection against biting arthropods, which is safe and agreeable to use, which is more compatible with other current and projected military materials and systems than the Army's current 75% N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) in alcohol formulation and which compiles with the registration requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been developed. The Phase I formulation containing 30% DEET and an acrylate polymer served as the starting point for the refinement and development in Phase II. The final Phase II submission contained 35% DEET and the acrylate polymer. This formulation provided 95% repellency against Aedes aegypti mosquitoes for 14-15 hours, 10-11 hours and 14015 hours when evaluated in the constant high humidity, the variable high humidity and the basic hot climatic conditions using a modified standard mosquito repellency test method (ASTM:E951-83).


Descriptors :   *AEDES , *INSECT REPELLENTS , ACRYLIC RESINS , ALCOHOLS , ARTHROPODA , CLIMATE , CULICIDAE , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , FORMULATIONS , HIGH HUMIDITY , HOT WEATHER , MATERIALS , PROTECTION , SKIN(ANATOMY) , TEST METHODS , VARIABLES


Subject Categories : Pesticides Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE