Abstract

The gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) characteristics, including GC retention indices and mass spectra, of isomers of the tricyclic onoceroid C30 hydrocarbon, ambrane (1,1,4a,6-tetramethyl-5-{4-methyl-6-[2,2,6-trimethylcyclohexyl]hexyl}decahydronaphthalene) are reported. Ambrane is yet to be reported in sediments or petroleum: other biochemically-related onoceroids, such as onoceranes and serratanes, have been. Now that GC–MS data are available, a search for ambranes in geochemical samples may be both feasible and warranted.

DOI

10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.10.007

Publication Date

2016-10-14

Publication Title

Organic Geochemistry

Volume

102

First Page

106

Last Page

109

ISSN

0146-6380

Embargo Period

2017-04-20

Organisational Unit

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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