Aliphatic structure of humic acids; a clue to their origin

Organic Geochemistry
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Nuclear magnetic resonance spectra (both 1H and 13C) of humic acids from diverse depositional environments indicate the presence of aromatic chemical structures, most likely derived from lignin of vascular plants, and complex, paraffinic structures, most likely derived from algal or microbial sources. The latter components account for a major fraction of humic acid structures in both terrestrial and aquatic environments, suggesting that algae or microbes play a large role in humification of organic remains from both systems. ?? 1981.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Aliphatic structure of humic acids; a clue to their origin
Series title Organic Geochemistry
Volume 3
Issue 1-2
Year Published 1981
Language English
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Larger Work Title Organic Geochemistry
First page 43
Last page 48
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