BibTex format

author = {Blyth, AJ and Watson, JS},
doi = {10.1016/j.orggeochem.2009.06.007},
journal = {Organic Geochemistry},
pages = {1029--1031},
title = {Thermochemolysis of organic matter preserved in stalagmites: a preliminary study},
url = {},
volume = {40},
year = {2009}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - The analysis of organic matter (OM) preserved in stalagmites is a growing field, but there have been few studies of biomarker compounds such as lignin phenols that are widely used in other palaeoenvironmental contexts. Here we present a preliminary qualitative study of the OM in six stalagmite samples from contrasting environments, using thermochemolysis in the presence of tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH). The results indicate that a wide variety of products is preserved, including several potential lignin-derived compounds, but also that further research is needed to maximise compound recovery and allow the analysis of dissolved OM preserved in stalagmites to reach its full potential.
AU - Blyth,AJ
AU - Watson,JS
DO - 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2009.06.007
EP - 1031
PY - 2009///
SP - 1029
TI - Thermochemolysis of organic matter preserved in stalagmites: a preliminary study
T2 - Organic Geochemistry
UR -
VL - 40
ER -