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Amber, Resinite and Fossil Resins

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Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 617

Edited By: K B Anderson and J C Crelling

297 pages, Figs, tabs

American Chemical Society

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #56820 | ISBN: 0841233365
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About this book

Reports the state of the art in chemical studies of ambers, including structural characterization, isotopic composition, maturation studies, resinite derived oils, and amino acid distributions. Discusses aspects of the biological, geological, petrology, and technology of fossil resins. Presents a diverse summary of the current knowledge of the nature and properties of fossil resins.


Contents

Biology of Amber-Producing Trees: Focus on Case Studies of Hymenaea and Agathis; Stable Isotope Composition of Amber; Resin-Derived Hydrocarbons in Fresh and Fossil Dammar Resins and Miocene Rocks and Oils in the Mahakam Delta, Indonesia; Pyrolytic and Spectroscopic Studies of the Diagenetic Alteration of Resinites; Maturation of Class Ib (Polylabdanoid) Resinites; New Evidence Concerning the Structure, Composition, and Maturation of Class I (Polylabdanoid) Resinites; Gedanite and Gedano-Succinite; Unusual Resin Chemistry from Upper Carboniferous Pteriodsperm Resin Rodlets; Analysis of Fossil Resins from Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian Arctic; Resin from Africa and South America: Criteria for Distinguishing Between Fossilized and Recent Resin Based on NMR Spectroscopy; The Age of Dominican Amber; The Petrology of Resinite in American Coals; Trace Amino Acid Composition of Natural Resins: Elucidating the Nature of Resinous Artists' Materials; Amino Acids in the Amber Matrix and in Entombed Insects; Dammar Resin: A Chemical Model for Reactions of Utah Resinite; Recovery and Characterization of Macroscopic Fossil Resins from Western Coals

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