Abstract:Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) assists in investigating functional groups of soil organic matter (SOM). However, the use of this tool is impaired given the low organic carbon levels and high content of oxides in tropical soils, resulting in low quality spectra and in turn requiring the use of hydrofluoric acid (HF). The objective of this study was to verify the efficiency of using HF in removing the mineral fraction and to increase the C concentration to enable visualizing the bands related to … Show more
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