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From: "Robert D. Harter" <>
Subject: RE: herbicides and gravestones
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 23:02:49 -0400
I should have looked up the information myself, but I was in a hurry and it
did not even occur to me. If anything the compound should be alkaline in
nature (I am not an organic chemist, so cannot visualize the exact
composition, though). It will contain nitrogen
(-amine). I don't know whether the small amount of N contained would
stimulate lichen growth or not - they do not need much in the way of
nutrients, but on the other hand there is probably as much or more N in the
so-called "acid precipitation" of most locations.
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2000 8:31 PM
Subject: herbicides and gravestones
Bob, the site says that Roundup's chemical composition is propylamine
salt of glyphosate.