A new method to determine the 17O isotopic abundance in CO2 using oxygen isotope exchange with a solid oxide.


This paper discusses a simple method to determine 17O isotope excess or deficiency ('mass-independent isotopic composition') in CO2 gas. When applying conventional mass spectrometry of CO2 (m/z 44, 45 and 46) to determine the 17O/16O ratio, the 13C/12C ratio has to be established separately. This can be achieved by analysing an aliquot of sample CO2 before… (More)