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Chemical and isotopic properties of kukersites from Iowa and Estonia

Organic Geochemistry

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DOI: 10.1016/S0146-6380(03)00138-4

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Abstract

Kukersite samples from Estonia and Iowa were analyzed for elemental composition, functional group distribution, and carbon and hydrogen stable isotope ratios. The elemental and hydrogen isotope values, together with other analytical data, suggest a higher thermal maturity for the Iowa kukersite. The wide carbon isotopic range of 9.3??? among kukersites, with unusually negative ??13C values reaching -33.2???, indicates isotopically variable carbon sources for production of biomass, and thus major paleoceanographic differences between the environments supporting biosynthesis. ?? 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Chemical and isotopic properties of kukersites from Iowa and Estonia
Series title:
Organic Geochemistry
DOI:
10.1016/S0146-6380(03)00138-4
Volume
34
Issue:
10
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Organic Geochemistry
First page:
1419
Last page:
1427
Number of Pages:
9