>Anybody has tried to run carbonate for d13C with EA? How high is the
>combustion temperature?  I am afraid 1030 degree C is not enough. Any other
>tricks should be aware of?
>Dachun Zhang

Hi Dachun,

You might want to take a look at the following reference, which
considers EA-d13C analysis of SrCO3, BaCO3, and CaCO3.

Harris D., Porter L.K. and Paul E.A. (1997)
Continuous Flow Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry of Carbon Dioxide
Trapped as Strontium Carbonate.
Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 28: 747-757.

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