Plant and Soil

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 287–289 | Cite as

C-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of humic substances

  • M. A. Wilson
  • K. M. Goh
Short Communication

Summary

Evidence is presented from a preliminary study showing that C-13 N.M.R. spectroscopy is a useful new tool for the elucidation of the structure of soil organic matter.

Keywords

Spectroscopy Organic Matter Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Plant Physiology Soil Organic Matter 

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© Martinus Nijhoff 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Wilson
    • 1
  • K. M. Goh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Soil Science Lincoln CollegeCanterburyNew Zealand

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