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March 18, 2022

New crystal form of imidacloprid insecticide

Pictured is a new crystal form of imidacloprid -- one of the world’s most widely used insecticides and strongly implicated in the decline of bee colonies -- developed by chemists in an effort to sharply reduce its environmental impact.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DMR 1420073.]

Learn more in the NSF Research News story Crystallized forms of common insecticide more effective. (Date image taken: Oct. 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 14, 2022)

Credit: Xiaolong Zhu, New York University

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