Nick Ostle wrote:
> The research that I am involved in requires the use of both C and O
> enriched isotopes in the same tracer studies and I need to be sure
> that I can correctly attribute values to 13C/12C and 18O/16O in CO2.
> Manufacturers suggest that their instruments can do this by using the
> mz 46/44 ratio. However when both C and O of CO2 are enriched this is
> not always possible as the Craig 18O correction is designed for
> near-natural abundance levels. Any ideas?
> Nick Ostle
> Institute of Terrestrial Ecology
> ITE- Merlewood
> Cumbria, LA11 6JU
> e-mail: [log in to unmask]
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Here is a crazy idea. How about equilibrating the Carbon dioxide with a
small amount of water and then measuring the oxygen isotope ratios of the
water from that you can derive the delta-o18 of the carbon dioxide. ....
it might work. Leo.