3 years ago

Characterization of nano FeIII-tannic acid modified polyacrylate in controlled-release coated urea by Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

Polyacrylate polymer (PA) has been widely applied in coating products for decades. Recently, it has been used in controlled-release fertilizers. Nano FeIII-tannic acid modified PA (PA-Fe) provides a better nutrient controlled release performance than conventional PA. In this work, a preliminary database of molecular and elemental information about the polymer was obtained using FTIR-PAS (Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy) and LIBS (laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy), respectively. The PA-Fe polymer contained more hydrophobic groups (–CH3) and fewer hydrophilic groups (–COOR, –COOH) than PA. More elements were detected for PA-Fe than PA. LIBS was useful to identify and classify PA and PA-Fe samples using principal component analysis. The combination of spectroscopic results and a film formation process model explained the lower nutrient release rate of PA-Fe. These results showed the strong analytical capabilities of FTIR-PAS combined with LIBS for identifying and characterizing modified PA.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0142941817309923

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