Tobacco plants are notably known for its pesticidal properties, particularly due to its nicotine content. In this study, Nicotiana tabacum L. bio-oil was obtained using pyrolysis technique. The safety of the bio-oil to be used as bioinsecticide was analyzed through acute oral toxicity test by administering 5000 mg bio-oil/kg body weight of female winstar rats that were analogous to humans. It was concluded that the bio-oil was not toxic due to absence of mortality and no significant change in the body weight and behavior of the rats.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Oct 2019|
|Event||1st International Conference on Green Energy and Environment 2019, ICOGEE 2019 - Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Belitung, Indonesia|
Duration: 3 Sep 2019 → 4 Sep 2019