Sulfur polymer composites as controlled-release fertilisers

Maximilian Mann, Jessica E. Kruger, Firas Andari, Joshua McErlean, Jason R. Gascooke, Jessica A. Smith, Max J.H. Worthington, Cheylan C.C. McKinley, Jonathan A. Campbell, David A. Lewis, Tom Hasell, Michael V. Perkins, Justin M. Chalker

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1929-1936
Number of pages8
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Volume17
Issue number7
Early online date2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2019

Keywords

  • Sulfur
  • polymer
  • canola oil
  • NPK fertiliser
  • ammonium sulfate
  • calcium hydrogen phosphat
  • potassium chloride
  • tomato plants

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