Dear List members,
I would also like to know if there is any recent knowledge/literature on the impact of EtOH, DMSO, and formaldehyde on isotope signatures in animal tissues. Specifically on fish/shark tissue.
If not I am setting up an experiment to do so.
I have recently set-up an IRMS at the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Darwin Australia.
Catherine Pratt, Ph.D
AIMS/CDU Research Fellow
Arafura Timor Sea Research Facility (ATRF)
23 Ellengowan Dve, Brinkin Darwin
N.T. Australia 0909 PO Box 40197
Ph: (08) 8920 9251
Fax: (08) 8920 9988
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Subject: Re: [ISOGEOCHEM] Impact of formaldehyde/alcohol on biogenic carbonates
Laura, I will check on the status of a paper local prof working on. There is a problem with preservatives and otoliths.
> Dear List members,
> Does anyone have any experience or know of any literature which
> discusses the impact of using biological preservation fluids such as
> formaldehyde/alcohol on the geochemistry of biogenic carbonates (trace
> elements and/or isotopes).
> Thank you in advance.
> Best wishes
> Laura Foster
> Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften IFM-GEOMAR Dienstgebäude
> Ostufer Wischhofstr. 1-3
> 24148 Kiel
> Telephone: +49 (0)431 600-2109
> Fax:+49 (0)431 600-2805