Carbon isotope (δ13C) measured from leaf-wax n-alkanes in sediment core Sardarya from southeast Iran


The proxy data reported here are measured from a sediment core collected from Lake Sardarya (28° 38' 03" N, 61° 00' 44" E, 2675 m a.s.l.) situated on the western slope of Taftan volcano, southeastern Iran. The core is 550 cm long and was collected in May 2017. Leaf-wax n-alkanes were extracted using a DIONEX Accelerated Solvent Extractor (Dionex ASE-200). Neutral compounds such as hydrocarbons, ketones and alcohols were extracted after saponification. Non-polar hydrocarbons were separated from the natural fractions and analyzed using a Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detector (GC/FID) at MARUM, University of Bremen. Individual n-alkanes were identified by comparison of retention times with an external standard. Stable carbon isotope (δ13C) analyses of n-alkanes were conducted on a Finnigan MAT 252 Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer coupled via a GC/C interface with a combustion reactor operated at 1000°C to a Thermo Fisher Scientific TRACE GC equipped with a HP-5ms column (30 m, 0.25 mm, 1 µm). Each sample was measured at least in duplicate.

Carbon isotope (δ13C) measured from leaf-wax n-alkanes: 12 samples, analysed at MARUM- University of Bremen (16.10.2017)

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Creator Safaierad, Reza ORCID logo; Schefuß, Enno (ORCID: 0000-0002-5960-930X); Zolitschka, Bernd ORCID logo; Vogt, Christoph ORCID logo; Hahn, Annette (ORCID: 0000-0002-3647-473X); Yokoyama, Yusuke ORCID logo; Mohtadi, Mahyar ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints);
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 36 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (61.012 LON, 28.634 LAT); Taftan volcano, southeast Iran