Boron: Advances in Research and Applications


Lynn Mcconnell (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

This five chapter book reviews boron properties and its applications: Presents various aspects of physiological role of boron in plants. Explore the importance of boron for living organisms, boron toxicity in these organisms, the microbial diversity in environments containing boron, and the applications of boron and boron-containing compounds. Boron is an essential nutrient element for plants. This study reviews the bioremediation of boron contaminated sites by bacteria related with the accumulation of boron. This work addresses the reactive features of boron and the formation of special structures before examining the fundamental chemistry behind Boron-organo-silicone oxide polymers along with the effects of additives during synthesis. Finally, boron-silica compounds with and without magnetic content are characterized using various methods. Based on the resulting properties, interesting potential applications are discussed.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Boron Functioning in Growth and Development of Plants
(Archana, Preetam Verma and N. Pandey-Department of Botany, Plant Nutrition and Stress Physiology Laboratory, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India, et al.)

Chapter 2. Boron and Mıcroorganisms
(Pınar Aytar Çelik, PhD, Belma Nural Yaman, PhD, Mehmet Burçin Mutlu, PhD, Ferhan Korkmaz, PhD, Serap Gedikli, PhD, Enuh Blaise Manga and Ahmet Çabuk, PhD-Environmental Protection and Control Program, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey, et al.)

Chapter 3. Boron ın Sustaınable Soıl Fertılıty
(Aydın Adiloğlu and Sevinç Adiloğlu-Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, Agricultural Faculty,
Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Tekirdağ, Turkey, et al.)

Chapter 4. Remediation of Boron Toxicity using Bacteria
(Muazzez Gürgan and Sevinç Adiloğlu-Department of Biology, Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, Tekirdağ, Turkey, et al.)

Chapter 5. Boron-Silicone-Oxide Polymers
(M. Schrimer, C. Putz and G. J. Monkman-Mechatronics Research Unit, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg, Germany, et al.)


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