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Table 1 Synthesis conditions of root targeted delivery vehicles (RTDV)

From: Controlled root targeted delivery of fertilizer using an ionically crosslinked carboxymethyl cellulose hydrogel matrix

Sample Fertilizer loading (% of full dose) Fertilizer loading (wt%) Drying (hours)
RTDV 1 a 22 20 0
RTDV 2 a 33 30 0
RTDV 3 a 44 40 0
RTDV 4 a 22 20 24
RTDV 5 a 22 20 48
RTDV 6 a 100 92 0
RTDV 7 a 100 92 24
RTDV 8 a 100 92 48
RTDV 9 a 44 40 24
RTDV 10 b 44 40 0
RTDV 11 c 44 40 0
  1. a refers to devices synthesized with the method detailed in RTDV synthesis above, b refers to devices synthesized while heating the crosslinking solution to 40°C as detailed in alternative RTDV synthesis methods below, c refers to devices synthesized using elevated levels of iron salts as detailed in alternative RTDV synthesis methods.