Geochemical formation of organosulphur compounds (thiols) by addition of H2S to sedimentary organic matter

@article{Vairavamurthy1987GeochemicalFO,
  title={Geochemical formation of organosulphur compounds (thiols) by addition of H2S to sedimentary organic matter},
  author={Appathurai Vairavamurthy and Kenneth Mopper},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1987},
  volume={329},
  pages={623-625}
}
Organosulphur compounds constitute a significant fraction of organic matter in both recent and ancient iron-poor marine sediments as well as in petroleum generated in such sediments1,2. Most studies on organosulphur compounds in marine sediments have focused on hydrophobic compounds, for example, thiophenes3–6, sulphur-containing hopanoids7 and volatile compounds. Recently, hydrophilic, organic thiols were found in significant concentrations in anoxic marine sediments8,9. Several studies10–13… CONTINUE READING

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