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Hydrogen isotopic ratios of long-chain diols reflect salinity
Lattaud, J.; Erdem, Z.; Weiss, G.M.; Rush, D.; Balzano, S.; Chivall, D.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Hopmans, E.C.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; Schouten, S. (2019). Hydrogen isotopic ratios of long-chain diols reflect salinity. Org. Geochem. 137: 103904.
In: Organic Geochemistry. Elsevier: Oxford; New York. ISSN 0146-6380; e-ISSN 1873-5290, more
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    Hydrogen isotopes; Long-chain diols; Salinity; Preparative HPLC

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  • Balzano, S., more
  • Chivall, D., more
  • van der Meer, M.T.J., more
  • Hopmans, E.C., more
  • Sinninghe Damsté, J.S, more
  • Schouten, S., more

    Long-chain diols (LCDs) are ubiquitous lipids produced by freshwater and marine algae. A combination of semi-preparative high performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography isotope ratio monitoring mass spectrometry, allowed the measurement of δ2H of individual LCDs from cultures, which indicated a correlation with the hydrogen isotope composition of the growth water and a species-specific effect. Results from environmental samples along a salinity gradient indicated the potential of δ2H ratios of LCDs to trace the hydrogen isotopic composition of water and sea surface salinity.

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