Controlled-Release Personal Use Arthropod Repellent Formulation. Phase 3
Final technical rept. 21 Sep 1986-31 Aug 1987
MINNESOTA MINING AND MFG CO ST PAUL PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS DEPT
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An improved controlled-release arthropod repellent formulation for topical application to a persons exposed skin areas that provides extended protection against biting arthropods, which is safe and agreeable to use, which is more compatible with other and projected military materials and systems than the Armys current 75 N,N-diethyl m-toluamide DEET in alcohol formulation and which complies with the registration requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency EPA has been developed in Phase I and Phase II of this contract. The Phase II repellent containing 35 DEET and an acrylate polymer has been refined to improve its low temperature stability. This new Phase III formulation was the basis for the EPA insect repellent registration submitted on May 27, 1987. The acrylate polymer used in the repellent formulation had to be scaled-up first. A few problems were encountered but they were overcome and the polymer was prepared successfully in the required quantity. A technical data package covering the production processes, quality control and product specification was written for the InsectArthropod Repellent Lotion.
- Pesticides Pollution and Control