A simplified procedure for the determination of stable chlorine isotope ratios (δ37Cl) using LA-MC-ICP-MS

Fietzke, Jan, Frische, Matthias, Hansteen, Thor and Eisenhauer, Anton (2008) A simplified procedure for the determination of stable chlorine isotope ratios (δ37Cl) using LA-MC-ICP-MS Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 23 (5). pp. 769-772. DOI 10.1039/b718597a.

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Stable chlorine isotopes (37Cl, 35Cl) are considered as important tracers of geochemical processes, especially in subduction zone systems. However, high-quality chlorine isotope data are scarcely available. Here we present a comparatively simple procedure for the precise and accurate determination of stable chlorine isotope ratios (δ37Cl) using LA-MC-ICP-MS. Chlorine was extracted from solid samples by pyrohydrolysis. After quantitative precipitation as AgCl the dried precipitates where analysed in a sample-standard bracketing approach using a weak laser ablation (0.3 J/cm2) for sample evaporation. Atlantic Ocean sea salt and the sea water standard IAPSO were used as SMOC (standard mean ocean chloride) for normalisation (δ37Cl = 0 ‰). The precision and accuracy of the presented method was validated analysing the reference materials JB-1a and JB-2. The chlorine isotope ratios of these standards were determined as δ37ClJB-1a = (−0.99 ± 0.06) ‰ and δ37ClJB-2 = (−0.60 ± 0.03) ‰ (errors 2SE), respectively, in accordance with published data. Applying the presented method a total amount of less than 1 μg of chlorine was consumed during a typical measurement including 10 ablation periods on the sample.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Meeresgeologie; Sedimentology; stable chlorine isotopes, laser ablation, LA-MC-ICP-MS
Research affiliation: OceanRep > SFB 574 > C4
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-MG Marine Geosystems
OceanRep > SFB 574
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > SFB 574 > B5
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-MUHS Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1039/b718597a
ISSN: 0267-9477
Projects: Future Ocean, SFB574
Contribution Number:
SFB 574121
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 16:52
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 13:10
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/6139

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