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The structure of marine fulvic and humic acids.
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  • George R. Harvey
  • Deborah Boran Henry
  • Larry A. Chesal
  • John M. Tokar
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1983
Date Issued
1983-01-01
Date Available
2012-04-30
Abstract
Fulvic and humic acids were isolated from near surface seawater samples obtained at five biologically diverse sites in the Gulf of Mexico in quantities sufficient for detailed NMR and chemical studies. A gas lift pump and a 1500-1 extraction facility provided half-gram quantities of material. The proton NMR spectra of all fulvic and humic acids studied were remarkably similar and differed mainly in the absence of aromaticity in the fulvics. These observations, coupled with published spectra and chemical data, suggest a class structure and general mechanism of formation for marine humic substances. The proposed structures are crosslinked, autoxidized, polyunsaturated fatty acids.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Marine Chemistry, 12, 119-132. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link.

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Language
en_US
Publisher
Elsevier
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Harvey, G.R., Boran, D.A., Chesal, L.A. and Tokar, J.M., (1983). The structure of marine fulvic and humic acids. Marine Chemistry, 12, 119-132.