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Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo

On-line version ISSN 1806-9657

Abstract

LIMA, Claudivan Costa; MENDONCA, Eduardo de Sá  and  ROIG, Asunción. Contribution of humic substances from different composts to the synthesis of humin in a tropical soil. Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Solo [online]. 2010, vol.34, n.4, pp.1041-1048. ISSN 1806-9657.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0100-06832010000400004.

The contribution of humic substances of different composts to the synthesis of humin in a tropical soil was evaluated. Increasing doses (0, 13, 26, 52, and 104 Mg ha-1) of five different composts consisting of agroinpowderrial residues were applied to a Red-Yellow Latosol. These composts were chemically characterized and 13C NMR determined and the quantity of the functional alkyl groups of humic acids applied to the soil as compost was estimated. Thirty days after application of the treatments, organic matter samples were collected for fractionation of humic acids (HA), fulvic acids (FA) and humin (HU), from which the ratios HA/FA and (HA + FA)/HU were calculated. The application of the composts based on castor cake resulted in the highest HU levels in the soil; alkyl groups of the HA fraction of the composts were predominant in the organic components added to the HU soil fraction.

Keywords : humic acids; fulvic acids; 13C NMR; alkyl groups; recalcitrance.

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