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Simultaneous Determination of Stable Carbon, Oxygen, and Hydrogen Isotopes in Cellulose

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2014
Author Loader N. J., Street-Perrott F. A., Daley T. J. , Hughes P. D. M. , Kimak A. , Levanic T. , Mallon G. , Mauquoy D. , Robertson I. , Roland T. P., van Bellen S. , Ziehmer M. M., Leuenberger M.,
Project Alpine Jahrringisotopen Zeitreihen im Holozän
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Analytical Chemistry
Volume (Issue) 87(1)
Page(s) 376 - 380
Title of proceedings Analytical Chemistry
DOI 10.1021/ac502557x


A technological development is described through which the stable carbon-, oxygen-, and nonexchangeable hydrogen-isotopic ratios (δ13C, δ18O, δ2H) are determined on a single carbohydrate (cellulose) sample with precision equivalent to conventional techniques (δ13C 0.15‰, δ18O 0.30‰, δ2H 3.0‰). This triple-isotope approach offers significant new research opportunities, most notably in physiology and medicine, isotope biogeochemistry, forensic science, and palaeoclimatology, when isotopic analysis of a common sample is desirable or when sample material is limited.