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Compound-specific isotope analysis of the organic constituents in carbonaceous chondrites

Sephton, M. A. and Gilmour, I. (2001). Compound-specific isotope analysis of the organic constituents in carbonaceous chondrites. Mass Spectrometry Reviews, 20(3) pp. 111–120.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mas.1006
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Abstract

The carbonaceous chondrite meteorites contain evidence of the formation of the solar system, part of which is present within organic matter. In recent years, compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) has been useful in deciphering this complex record. The current published data set provides an insight into the source environments and reaction mechanisms that have contributed to the final state of the organic constituents in carbonaceous chondrites. This review summarises the CSIA data and related key interpretations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: extraterrestrial; meteorites; carbonaceous chondrites; organic molecules; isotopes; compound-specific isotope analysis; gas chromatography-isotope ratio mass spectrometry
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 3408
Depositing User: Users 6044 not found.
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3408
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