The application of synthetic Fe-chelates stands for the most established agronomical practice to alleviate lime-induced chlorosis, which still constitutes a major agronomic problem. However, the percolation through the soil profile due to the negative charge of the most deployed molecules results in agronomical and environmental problems. H(2)bpcd/Fe3+ complex features distinctive chemical characteristics, including moderate stability of the Fe(bpcd)(+) species (log beta(ML) = 20.86) and a total positive charge, and we studied its behavior in soil and regreening effects on cucumber plants. Soil column experiments have underlined that H(2)bpcd/Fe3+ is retained in more amounts than EDDHA/Fe3+. The new ligand was not proven to be toxic for the cucumber and maize seedlings. A concentration of 20 mu M H(2)bpcd/Fe3+ attained regreening of Fe-deficient cucumber plants grown in the hydroponic solution supplied with CaCO3, similar to that shown by EDDHA/Fe3+. Experiments with a 2 mu M concentration of Fe-57 showed that cucumber roots absorbed H(2)bpcd/Fe-57(3+) at a slower rate than EDTA/Fe-57(3+). The high kinetic inertness of H(2)bpcd/Fe3+ may explain such behavior.

Regreening properties of the soil slow-mobile H2bpcd/Fe3+ complex: Steps forward to the development of a new environmentally friendly Fe fertilizer

Piccinelli, Fabio;Sega, Davide;Ruggieri, Silvia;Varanini, Zeno
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Zamboni, Anita
2022-01-01

Abstract

The application of synthetic Fe-chelates stands for the most established agronomical practice to alleviate lime-induced chlorosis, which still constitutes a major agronomic problem. However, the percolation through the soil profile due to the negative charge of the most deployed molecules results in agronomical and environmental problems. H(2)bpcd/Fe3+ complex features distinctive chemical characteristics, including moderate stability of the Fe(bpcd)(+) species (log beta(ML) = 20.86) and a total positive charge, and we studied its behavior in soil and regreening effects on cucumber plants. Soil column experiments have underlined that H(2)bpcd/Fe3+ is retained in more amounts than EDDHA/Fe3+. The new ligand was not proven to be toxic for the cucumber and maize seedlings. A concentration of 20 mu M H(2)bpcd/Fe3+ attained regreening of Fe-deficient cucumber plants grown in the hydroponic solution supplied with CaCO3, similar to that shown by EDDHA/Fe3+. Experiments with a 2 mu M concentration of Fe-57 showed that cucumber roots absorbed H(2)bpcd/Fe-57(3+) at a slower rate than EDTA/Fe-57(3+). The high kinetic inertness of H(2)bpcd/Fe3+ may explain such behavior.
Fe leaching
Fe-chelate
N,N′-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)-trans-1,2-diaminocyclohexane N,N′-diacetate
cucumber
plant regreening
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