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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