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  1. Vol. 29 No. 6, p. 677-678
    Received: May 3, 1965
    Published: Nov, 1965



Test of an Ascorbic Acid Method for Determining Phosphorus in Water and NaHCO3 Extracts from Soil1

  1. F. S. Watanabe and
  2. S. R. Olsen2



Murphy and Riley proposed use of a single reagent for determining P. The method was found to be accurate for determining P in soil extracts. This method is based on reduction of the ammonium molybdiphosphate complex by ascorbic acid in the presence of antimony. The color produced is stable for 24 hours. It is less subject to interfering substances than are methods involving reduction by SnCl2.

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