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Hydropyrolysis as a preparative method for the compound-specific carbon isotope analysis of fatty acids

Sephton, M. A.; Meredith, W.; Sun, C. G. and Snape, C. E. (2005). Hydropyrolysis as a preparative method for the compound-specific carbon isotope analysis of fatty acids. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 19(3) pp. 323–325.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rcm.1788
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Abstract

Compound-specific stable carbon isotope analysis by gas chromatography/combustion/isotope ratio mass spectrometry is an effective and risk-free means of investigating fatty acid metabolism. Straightforward analysis, however, leads to poor chromatographic resolution, while derivatization adds carbon thereby corrupting the starting stable isotopic composition. Hydropyrolysis is a new approach which defunctionalizes fatty acids to yield the corresponding n-alkanes thus retaining the carbon skeleton intact and improving chromatography, allowing the faithful measurement of carbon isotope ratios. Copyright (C) 2005 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2005 John wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 0951-4198
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNER/T/S/2001/01153NERC
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 18447
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2009 14:11
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2014 13:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18447
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