Michal Shechter

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Sorption interactions of plant cuticular matter with organic compounds are not yet fully understood. The objective of this study was to examine the competitive sorption-desorption interactions of the triazine herbicides (atrazine and ametryn) with cuticular fractions isolated from tomato fruits and leaves of Agave americana. The 13C NMR data suggest a(More)
INTRODUCTION The plant cuticle is a thin, predominantly lipid layer that covers all primary aerial surfaces of vascular plants. The monomeric building blocks of the cutin biopolymer are mainly ω-hydroxy fatty acids. OBJECTIVE Analysis of ω-hydroxy fatty acids from cutin isolated from tomato fruits at different stages of decomposition in soil. Different(More)
Sodium azide (NaN(3)) is one of the biocides commonly used to inhibit microbial growth during sorption experiments. However, a few reports have suggested that NaN(3) can react with the analyte of interest. In this study, the interactions of NaN(3) with triazine herbicides were investigated and the effect of atrazine transformation on its sorption to soil(More)
Plant cuticles have been reported as highly efficient sorbents for organic compounds. The objective of this study was to elucidate the sorption and desorption behavior of polar and nonpolar organic compounds with the major structural components of the plant cuticle: the biopolymers cutin and cutan. The sorption affinity values of the studied compounds(More)
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