Nitrogen Inhibitor Used in Fertilizers

Nitrogen inhibitors are added to fertilizers to reduce the loss of nitrogen from water-logged soil. Two common nitrogen inhibitors are N-serve (2-chloro-6-(trichloromethyl)-pyridine) and AM (2-amino-4-chloro-6-methyl pyridine). Both are produced by Dow Chemical Company and Toyo Koatsu Company.

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