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Organic Phase Change Nanoparticles for in-Product Labeling of Agrochemicals

NCJ Number
Nanomaterials Volume: 5 Issue: 4 Dated: December 2015 Pages: 1810-1819
Date Published
December 2015
10 pages
Since there is an urgent need to develop in-product covert barcodes for anti-counterfeiting of agrochemicals, this article reports on a new organic nanoparticle-based in-product barcode system, in which a panel of organic phase change nanoparticles is added as a barcode into a variety of chemicals (herein agrochemicals).

The barcode is readout by detecting melting peaks of organic nanoparticles using differential scanning calorimetry. This method has high labeling capacity due to small sizes of nanoparticles, sharp melting peaks, and large scan range of thermal analysis. The in-product barcode can be effectively used to protect agrochemical products from being counterfeited due to its large coding capacity, technical readiness, covertness, and robustness. (Publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: December 1, 2015