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Lipids of aquatic sediments, recent and ancientComputerized gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is now an essential tool in the analysis of the complex mixtures of lipids (geolipids) encountered in aquatic sediments, both 'recent' (less than 1 million years old) and ancient. The application of MS, and particularly GC-MS, has been instrumental in the rapid development of organic geochemistry and environmental organic chemistry in recent years. The techniques used have resulted in the identification of numerous compounds of a variety of types in sediments. Most attention has been concentrated on molecules of limited size, mainly below 500 molecular mass, and of limited functionality, for examples, hydrocarbons, fatty acids and alcohols. Examples from recent studies (at Bristol) of contemporary, 'recent' and ancient sediments are presented and discussed.
Document ID
19800048479
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Eglinton, G. (Bristol Univ. United Kingdom)
Hajibrahim, S. K. (Bristol Univ. United Kingdom)
Maxwell, J. R. (Bristol Univ. United Kingdom)
Quirke, J. M. E. (Bristol Univ. United Kingdom)
Shaw, G. J. (Bristol Univ. United Kingdom)
Volkman, J. K. (Bristol Univ. United Kingdom)
Wardroper, A. M. K. (Bristol, University Bristol, United Kingdom)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
December 20, 1979
Subject Category
CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NERC-GR/3/3419
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-05-003-003
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other