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Stable hydrogen and carbon isotope ratios of extractable hydrocarbons in the Murchison meteoriteA fairly fool-proof method to ensure that the compounds isolated from meteorites are truly part of the meteorites and not an artifact introduced by exposure to the terrestrial environment, storage, or handling is presented. The stable carbon and hydrogen isotope ratios in several of the chemical compounds extracted from the Murchison meteorite were measured. The results obtained by studying the amino acids in this meteorite gave very unusual hydrogen and carbon isotope ratios. The technique was extended to the different classes of hydrocarbons and the hydrocarbons were isolated using a variety of separation techniques. The results and methods used in this investigation are described in this two page paper.
Document ID
19910010693
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Krishnamurthy, R. V. (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena., United States)
Epstein, S. (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena., United States)
Pizzarello, S. (Arizona State Univ. Tempe., United States)
Cronin, J. R. (Arizona State Univ. Tempe., United States)
Yuen, G. U. (Arizona State Univ. Tempe., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., 22nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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