Structural characterization of dissolved organic matter

A review of current techniques for isolation and analysis

Elizabeth C. Minor, Michael M. Swenson, Bruce M. Mattson, Alan R. Oyler

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Abstract

Natural dissolved organic matter (DOM) in aquatic systems plays many environmental roles: providing building blocks and energy for aquatic biota, acting as a sunscreen in surface water, and interacting with anthropogenic compounds to affect their ultimate fate in the environment. Such interactions are a function of DOM composition, which is difficult to ascertain due to its heterogeneity and the co-occurring matrix effects in most aquatic samples. This review focuses on current approaches to the chemical structural characterization of DOM, ranging from those applicable to bulk samples and in situ analyses (UV-visible spectrophotometry and fluorescence spectroscopy) through the concentration/isolation of DOM followed by the application of one or more analytical techniques, to the detailed separation and analysis of individual compounds or compound classes. Also provided is a brief overview of the main techniques used to characterize isolated DOM: mass spectrometry (MS), nuclear magnetic resonance mass spectrometry (NMR) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2064-2079
Number of pages16
JournalEnvironmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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dissolved organic matter
Biological materials
Mass Spectrometry
Sunscreening Agents
Biota
Spectrophotometry
Fluorescence Spectrometry
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Mass spectrometry
nuclear magnetic resonance
mass spectrometry
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Water
Sun hoods
fluorescence spectroscopy
Fluorescence spectroscopy
spectrophotometry
Surface waters
FTIR spectroscopy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Medicine(all)

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Structural characterization of dissolved organic matter : A review of current techniques for isolation and analysis. / Minor, Elizabeth C.; Swenson, Michael M.; Mattson, Bruce M.; Oyler, Alan R.

In: Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts, Vol. 16, No. 9, 2014, p. 2064-2079.

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