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Issue 7, 2019
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Sulfur polymer composites as controlled-release fertilisers

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Abstract

Sulfur polymer composites were prepared by the reaction of canola oil and elemental sulfur in the presence of the NPK fertiliser components ammonium sulfate, calcium hydrogen phosphate, and potassium chloride. These composites released nutrients in a controlled fashion, resulting in less wasted fertiliser and better health for potted tomato plants when compared to free NPK.

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Submitted
30 Aug 2018
Accepted
25 Sep 2018
First published
05 Oct 2018

Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019,17, 1929-1936
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Paper

Sulfur polymer composites as controlled-release fertilisers

M. Mann, J. E. Kruger, F. Andari, J. McErlean, J. R. Gascooke, J. A. Smith, M. J. H. Worthington, C. C. C. McKinley, J. A. Campbell, D. A. Lewis, T. Hasell, M. V. Perkins and J. M. Chalker, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2019, 17, 1929
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB02130A

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